Construction sector

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Faced with the increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development.

Greening the building and construction industry can lead to the creation of a significant numbers of green and decent jobs, while contributing to environmental sustainability and improving access to quality housing, especially for lower and middle-income population groups. But how do you start "greening" your building and construction business while remaining competitive and affordable? What "eco-system" is needed to facilitate the transition to a greener built environment? What actors do you involve? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skills set is required? What are the implications for job creation? Drawing on concrete experiences and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for developing green building and construction at country level. Some training sessions will be shared with the course "Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work" scheduled for the same week.

Target audience

Government representatives in the field of building and construction (policy development and implementation, finance, TEVETA) and sustainable development (finance, training authorities, housing); private-sector business and workers' associations at all stages of the building and construction value chain.

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Registrations are open until 11 June 2018