Graduate skills

Definition: Abilities needed to live in, develop and support a society which aims to reduce the negative impact of human activity on the environment.

  • Generic green skills help develop awareness-raising or implementation of resource-efficient activities, ecocitizenship, etc.;
  • Specific green skills are required to implement standards and processes to protect ecosystems and biodiversity, and to reduce energy, materials and water consumption;
  • Highly-specialised green skills are required to develop and implement green technologies such as renewable energies, sewage treatment or recycling.

Source: Cedefop (2014).Terminology of European education and training policy. Second Edition. A selection of 130 key terms. Luxembourg: Publications office of the European Union.


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