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Empowering Youth to Pursue Green Jobs

What are Green Jobs? Green jobs are positions focused on protecting the environment, reducing waste, conserving natural resources, and creating sustainable ways of living and working. They are crucial for addressing environmental challenges and ensuring a sustainable future. With an increasing global focus on environmental sustainability, green jobs are becoming more important for youth, offering both a solution to youth employment challenges and a pathway to combat climate change.

Environmental Focus

Green jobs directly contribute to preserving or restoring the environmental quality. They aim to minimize environmental impacts and maximize sustainability.

Industry Diversity

These jobs are not limited to one sector. They span across areas like renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental management, sustainable agriculture, and green transportation.


Innovation and Sustainability

Often at the forefront of innovative practices, green jobs strive to create sustainable solutions for living and working.


What are Green Skills? 


Green skills, also known as sustainable skills or environmental skills, refer to the knowledge, abilities, and competencies required for individuals to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly society and economy.

These skills encompass a range of technical and soft skills that enable individuals to understand, promote, and implement environmentally responsible practices across various industries and professions.

How do you cultivate Green Skills?

  1. Education and Training: Pursuing education and training in fields related to environmental science, sustainable development, or renewable energy.

  2. Hands-On Experience: Gaining practical experience through internships, volunteering, or working in environmentally-focused organizations.

  3. Continuous Learning: Keeping abreast of the latest developments in green technologies and sustainable practices.


Green Jobs & Green Skills Resource Library

This section serves as a dynamic and evolving repository of knowledge and insights, focusing on the thriving field of green jobs and the essential skills required for these roles. Whether you are a young job seeker, an educator, a policymaker, or simply someone interested in the intersection of youth employment and environmental sustainability, we hope you can utilize these resources as needed.

You may also check out Movers Green Jobs Pioneers Series in which young people from various backgrounds across Asia and the Pacific share insight into how they pursue their green career pathways.

Lameya Alam - Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform Consultant, UNDP [Green Jobs Pioneers]

Lameya Alam - Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform Consultant, UNDP [Green Jobs Pioneers]

Meet Lameya Alam from Bangladesh, YECAP Regional Dialogue & Fellowship Coordinator Consultant with UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. Lameya shares her day-to-day work supporting youth to enhance their climate actions and coordinating the YECAP Fellowship and Regional Dialogue. About #Movers4Climate: About YECAP: About Lameya: Lameya Alam is a Youth Advocate from Bangladesh supporting young people to achieve greater impact for the SDGs. She is a social gardener, community builder and facilitator working for youth empowerment, gender equality and climate change. She is currently working with young climate activists across Asia-Pacific through YECAP, an initiative established in 2020 as a safe and inclusive space for youth across Asia and the Pacific to meaningfully engage in climate action. Lameya is the Co-Founder of SHWARUP, a youth-led community platform dedicated to strengthening youth empowerment and expanding opportunities for the underserved by enacting the SDGs. She also laid the foundation of the Movers programme in Bangladesh, and as a Movers Envoy, she has directly trained over 2300 young people in line with the SDGs and 21st Century Skills in the last year. Lameya has a master's degree in International Relations from Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh. When she is not working, she volunteers at a local community school to teach youngsters basic English and travels to learn about new cultures.
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