What TVET can and must do in a Just Transition to a Green Economy

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Léna Kricheswky-Wegener, Marc Bovenschulte

The transition to a market-based, socially inclusive economic system geared towards environmental sustainability requires major changes in traditional economic patterns. As a catalyst for change, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) plays a key role in shaping a Just Transition to a Green Future. Given the urgency of the task, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) considers it paramount to focus official bilateral development cooperation on the implementation of the global 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Setting out a vision of a 2030 TVET cooperation arrangement for a Just Transition to a Green Future, this paper offers four different and complementary perspectives on a field of activity characterised by the coexistence of a variety of instruments and approaches as well as by highly heterogeneous contexts in the partner countries.