As part of a workshop held on 24 July, PAGE shared the preliminary finding of an assessment on green jobs potential and skills needed for circular economy, with a focus on the cooking palm oil industry. The event served as the final step of the assessment to validate the findings and refine the policy recommendation.
As part of the joint intervention of PAGE Indonesia Agencies, the ILO conducted the assessment on green jobs potential and skills needed for circular economy in the F&B industry, with particular focus on the cooking palm oil industry as the identified potential sub-sector based on a UNDP’s study.
The assessment examines the labour market implication from circular economy introduction into the sector and develops a policy recommendation for promoting green jobs and ensuring a just transition.
The intermediate finding indicates that introducing circular economy into the cooking palm oil supply chain creates opportunity for green jobs by greening the occupations and transforming jobs.
Nevertheless, it comes with a caveat that only enterprises and economies that conduct green economy, namely those that operate in accordance with the sustainable palm oil production principles, that can embark the opportunity – posing a challenge to tackle decent works, environmental, and societal problem within the transition.
The workshop was part of the ongoing support under green recovery programme to promote circular economy in the Food and Beverage industry. The event served as the final step of the assessment to validate the findings and refine the policy recommendation.
PAGE brings together the expertise of five UN agencies UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNDP, ILO and counts on the support of several funding partners such as the EU and Germany. Currently, 22 countries joined PAGE. Indonesia joined in 2018.