Skills for the Green Economy: Policy Outlook and Best Practices

Wednesday April 14, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:15 CET

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About the event

The impact of climate change on society and labour markets globally will be profound. To ensure an effective transition to a green economy, climate change mitigation policies are being implemented worldwide, setting ambitious goals that will require unique measures to be introduced by governments, national, regional and local authorities, social partners, civil society and industry. In particular, moving towards a greener economy will create new opportunities, clean and sustainable technologies and investments which will require new skills and new jobs of the future to transform climate and environmental challenges into real growth.

This event will explore the key insights from our White Paper, illustrating how investing in the right skills is an essential condition to achieving the urgently needed Green Transition, and outlining the actions that can and should be taken to mitigate negative impacts on labour markets.

Join us on Wednesday, April 14, 15:00-16:15 CET, for an online high-level discussion on the crucial role that skills investment needs to play in transitioning toward a Green Economy. Hear from key voices in the European Commission and Parliament, as well as the European Automobile Manufacturers'​ Association (ACEA), as we explore Skills for the Green Economy in discussion with EU policy makers, industry, academia and social partners.



Opening Remarks by Simone Meier, Head of External Communications, the Adecco Group

15:05 Remarks by Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament, Head of Delegation of the Italian Social & Democrats


Remarks by Chiara Riondino, Head of Unit at the European Commision - DG Employment – VET, Apprenticeships and Adult Learning 

15:30 Remarks by Eric-Mark Huitema, Director General, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association


Video message by Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Bulgaria

15:50 Keynote on Skills for the Green Economy by Karin Reiter, Global Head of ESG at the Adecco Group
16:00 Q&A Session, moderated by Simone Meier
16:10 Closing by Menno Bart, Public Affairs Manager, the Adecco Group


14 April, 2021, 15:00 - 16:15 CET


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