Vet & Green Economy for Sustainable Development

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Vet & Green Economy for Sustainable Development

  1. 1. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development Yourvid YESdigital Project LLP-TOI LDV- European Commission1 28/02/2013
  2. 2. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development Why?VET & Green Economy must belinked because any activity in 21stCentury required both professionalsskills and green skills. It is time tofind real ways to linked those twocategories of skills.2 28/02/2013
  3. 3. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development Purpose"Raise the understanding andknowledge about the newGreen Economy" among theVET Teachers and VETStudents”3 28/02/2013
  4. 4. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development What does it mean “Green Economy”?The green economy is one that results in improvedhuman well-being and social equity, whilesignificantly reducing environmental risks andecological scarcities. Green economy isan economy or economic development model basedon sustainable development and a knowledge ofecological economics.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_economy#cite_note-1 4 28/02/2013
  5. 5. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development What does it mean “Green Economy”?For the purposes of the Green Economy Initiative, UNEP (UnitedNations Environment Programme) has developed a workingdefinition of a green economy as one that results in improved humanwell-being and social equity, while significantly reducingenvironmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplestexpression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is: 1. Low carbon; 2. Resource efficient; 3. Socially inclusive.http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhatisGEI/tabid/29784/Default.aspx 5 28/02/2013
  6. 6. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development What does it mean “Green Economy”? Conserve Green natural and economy energy resources Reduce pollution Provide and clean repurpose alternatives waste6 14/03/2013
  7. 7. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development What does it mean “Sustainable Energy”?Sustainable energy is the sustainable provision of energy thatmeets the needs of the present without compromising theability of future generations to meet their needs. Technologiesthat promote sustainable energy include renewableenergy sources, such as hydroelectricity, solar energy, windenergy, wave power, geothermal energy, and tidal power, andalso technologies designed to improve energy efficiency. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_energy 7 28/02/2013
  8. 8. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development What does it mean “Sustainable Energy”? Yourvid Save EnergyOn this site you will find a number of 120 didacticalvideos, all about how to save energy at school andhome, and to promote the use of sustainableenergy in Europe Secondary Schools. 8 28/02/2013
  9. 9. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development What does it mean “Sustainable Development”?Sustainable Development (SD) refers to a mode ofhuman development in which resource use aims tomeet human needs while preserving theenvironment so that these needs can be met notonly in the present, but also for generations tocome.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_develop ment 9 14/03/2013
  10. 10. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development What does it mean “Green Skills”? Skills are a critical ingredient in setting coherent education, training, employment and environmental targets. Given the importance of green skills to combating climate change and improving the economic climate, having some idea of the implications for skills and training policy would be useful to facilitate VET responses for a green economy.10 14/03/2013
  11. 11. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable DevelopmentWhat does it mean “Green Skills”?Skills for a green economy: Skills supporting resource efficiency Skills supporting low carbon industry Skills supporting climate resilience Skills to manage natural assets
  12. 12. VET & Green Economy for Sustainable Development Conclusions"People have the right to livehealthy and productive inharmony with nature,and nations have thesovereign right to exploitown resources withoutcausing damage to theenvironment outside itsborders “(Rio Declaration)

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