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Bridging the Great Green Divide – International Learnings for Scotland

May 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The green transition is among the most formidable tasks the world faces, transforming local labour markets, as workers move into different occupations and sectors. It will create new types of jobs, result in the loss of some existing jobs, and change the skills required for many jobs. As the geography of these transitions will differ, a place-based lens will be vital for policy. Join us to hear the latest findings from the 2023 edition of the OECD flagship publication, Job Creation and Local Economic Development, learn from international experiences, and discuss the implications for Scotland.   

Bridging the Great Green Divide: findings from the new OECD report  

  • Lukas Kleine-Rueschkamp, Coordinator, Local Labour Markets, Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Programme, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities 

 Setting the Scottish context    

  • Chris Brodie, Director of Regional Skills Planning and Sector Development, Skills Development Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom 

 Panel discussion: international learnings for a successful and just green transition  

Moderator: Paul Zealey, Skills Planning Lead, Skills Development Scotland and Member of EDAS Board, Scotland, United Kingdom 

  • Guy Jefferson, COO, ScottishPower Energy Networks, Scotland, United Kingdom 
  • Tony Dalton, Director, Further Education and Training, Laois & Offaly Education and Training Board (Near Zero Energy Building Centre of Excellence), Ireland (TBC) 
  • Lina Aldred, Office of Transformation and Matching, Arbetsförmedlingens (Public Employment Service), Sweden 
  • Shannon Jahn, Green Workforce Lead at City and County of Denver, Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency, United States  
  • Representative of Helsinki, Finland 

 About the event 

This webinar is part of the OECD Local Development Forum, co-organised with the Economic Development Association of Scotland (EDAS). The Forum is a community of thousands of individuals worldwide, united by their shared commitment to making their communities more resilient, inclusive and sustainable. It brings together representatives of regional and national governments, employment and training agencies, economic and community development agencies, chambers of commerce, public employment services and social innovators from around the world. Through its events and online resources, the Forum serves as a venue for peer learning, disseminating local innovations and best practices at the global level, and bringing the OECD’s work beyond ministries to local communities.  

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May 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm