Recognizing Green Skills Through Non-formal Learning
A Comparative Study in Asia
Specified information on Southeast Asia has been raised in Chapter 2.
Chapter 2 Abstract (pp 23). The greening of all industries in order to help reduce their ecological footprint is an important factor in transitioning to an environmentally sustainable world and meeting many SDG targets. Governments in the Asia and the Pacific region (APR) have recognised these challenges and have taken a range of measures (including the introduction of laws and regulations) to work towards green economic restructuring.
This chapter provides an overview of the environmental challenges relevant to the four industry sectors examined in this book (automotive, PVC production, catering and waste management). It also illustrates governments’ efforts to address these issues in an attempt to green economic restructuring in APR. In particular, policies and legislation, green restructuring initiatives and the introduction of new workplace practices will be examined in the context of the above industries, based on the analysis of secondary sources and some results of the case studies. This green restructuring is having a significant impact on the dynamics of, and requirements for, skills that should be addressed by TVET and work-placed learning, and also included in RVA. Initiatives undertaken by the governments in the region are important indicators that can enable to formulate TVET policies and to navigate the demands and dynamics of necessary skills.