An interesting briefing paper has been published recently by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) with the title: Skills for low-carbon Europe. The document states that sustainable and energy-efficient economy can be
achieved at the same time as employment growth.
However, the study also warns that to have both requires greater integration of climate and energy polices with measures to support employment and innovative and responsive vocational education and training (VET) policies that encourage
development of the skills needed by a low-carbon economy.
The document calculates with three scenarios and shows that an additional 13.5 million jobs can be generated to reach the EU 2020 climates and energy goals.