Work and qualification in the socio-ecological transformation

The transition to a greenhouse gas-neutral economy will pose different challenges to sectors and professions in terms of labour demand depending on the region. The very heterogeneous changes in demand come up against shortages that already exist, e.g. in the construction industry or logistics. It is becoming apparent that a more rapid progress towards greenhouse gas neutrality could be hindered or prevented by shortages on the labour market.

In this project, the project team consisting of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) under the direction of the Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung (GWS) is investigating the path to greenhouse gas neutrality from a labour market perspective. In order to uncover obstacles, the team not only looks at the quantitative conditions of the labour market today and tomorrow on the basis of historical data and projections, but also enters into dialogue with the acting actors in order to explore possibilities for removing obstacles.