Investing in Skills Development to Ensure a Just Transition

November 8, 2022 | Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

How will the transition to a clean energy economy shift economies and labor markets around the world?

Reductions in fossil fuel use and the transition to a clean energy economy portends significant shifts in economies and labor markets around the world. According to new research by Deloitte, nearly a quarter of the global workforce – over 800 million jobs – have a high vulnerability to climate extremes and economic transition impacts. These climate-related impacts are likely to be felt most acutely across the Global South, particularly in countries that are dependent on fossil fuels and extractive industries. A keen focus on economic and workforce policy coupled with near-term investment in skills training is imperative in order to minimize economic dislocation and harness the economic opportunity associated with the energy transition. This panel conversation, curated by Foreign Policy with support from Deloitte, focused on strategies for adaptive education and ways in which the public and private sectors and civil society can collaborate to facilitate a just transition by strengthening green collar workforces around the world.

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Event Details
November 8, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM GMT+2
10:00 AM-11:30 AM EDT
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Speakers
Kristen Sullivan
Global Audit & Assurance Sustainability and Climate Services Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Kristen is a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP and leads Sustainability and ESG Services. Kristen also serves as the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Global Audit &...
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Sullivan Kristen 2022
Paloma Escudero
Director, Division of Global Communications and Advocacy, UNICEF
Paloma Escudero was appointed Director of the Division of Global Communications and Advocacy at UNICEF in April 2013. Bringing her extensive experience and expertise in the area...
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Dr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
Global Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Moustapha Kamal Gueye is the Global Coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at the International Labour Organization. Prior to joining the ILO, he served as Head, Green Economy ...
Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator for Green Jobs Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO).
Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator for Green Jobs Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO).
Elizabeth Gulugulu
Environmental scientist, climate change activist, and YOUNGO Global South Focal Point
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Dr. Pradeep Philip
Lead Partner, Deloitte Economics Institute, and author of Global Turning Point
Pradeep is the Lead Partner for Deloitte Access Economics. He has had a long and successful career in public policy, with deep expertise in economics and proven leadership exper...
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Philip Pradeep 2022
Ravi Agrawal
Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy, a role he assumed in November 2020 after two years as the magazine’s managing editor. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked ...
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