Times of Malta 14/12/2013: Launching the public consultation on the Green Economy last month, Ministers Leo Brincat and Evarist Bartolo emphasised the need to address the green skills gap in the process leading to a Green Economy strategy and action plan.
It is estimated that 20 million jobs will be created in the Green
Economy between now and 2020 within the European Union. Capacity
building is the greatest challenge: ensuring that more working men and
women are adequately equipped with green skills.
The Green Economy includes activities in different sectors. It is
possible to go about activity in these sectors in a manner which reduces
their environmental impacts, is socially inclusive and economically
Various sectors have been identified as being of key importance in
the transition to a Green Economy. The basic characteristics which
distinguish the Green Economy are a reduction of carbon emissions, the
reduction of all forms of pollution, energy and resource efficiency,
prevention of biodiversity loss and the protection of...read on.