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Title:Green Economy job projections vs green skills: is there a link between present skills base and the projected numbers in South Africa?
Author:Lethoko, Mankolo
Periodical:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (ISSN 1753-7274)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:sustainable development
environmental economics
government policy
skilled workers
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18186874.2014.987959
Abstract:South Africa like the rest of the world is facing critical challenges and opportunities relating to the Green Economy. The country has relevant policies, is part of various Green Economy International initiatives, Conventions and Declarations, has allocated funding to green economy programmes and projects and has made job projections in this sector. However, the education policies and the education system do not reflect an adequate paradigm shift towards a Green Economy. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (2012) purports that the education systems in various countries need to adapt to this demand. It is against this backdrop that this article seeks to highlight the fact that the present job projections are not attainable owing to lack of skilled personnel in the green economy sector. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]