Up to 40% of European workers are contributing to the green transition. In 2019, there were 4.5 million jobs in the environmental economy.
Between 2015 and 2021, labour shortages doubled in key sectors and jobs for the green transition.
The green transition is creating millions of new jobs in the EU in sectors like wind and solar energy, electric vehicles, and heat pumps.
Approximately 800,000 workers will need to be trained, upskilled, or reskilled by 2025 to meet the demand of the battery sector for new workers.
EU funds are investing around €65 billion in training.
Top 5 fastest growing green jobs globally in 2016-2021 (in terms of annual growth)
Boosting skills across sectors
around 700,000 workers in the supply chain will be trained each year on new sustainable and digital technologies.
at least 25% of the workforce in the next 5 years, with a target of 3 million workers, will be upskilled or reskilled.
between 20,000 and 54,000 new workers will be trained by 2025.
partners committed to provide skills trainings on digital, green, entrepreneurial and technical skills as well as on arts and crafts, in particular for young people.
more than 200,000 workers will be reskilled to help the European shipbuilding and maritime technology industry achieve the goals to deliver smart, zero-emission ships and technologies by 2030.