Indonesia to drive green jobs initiative for 2025-2029

Developing competency standards and training programmes will be a key part of the Ministry of Manpower's green job growth strategy.
By: | May 30, 2024
Topics: ESG | Indonesia | News | Recruitment

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower has committed to advancing the creation and implementation of green jobs as part of the nation’s sustainability efforts for the 2025-2029 period, according to Anwar Sanusi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower.

He said, “Nowadays, green jobs are unavoidable, and it is a high priority. Our workforce should also keep up with the nature of a green job.”

Citing the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Sanusi explained that green jobs are critical to fostering a sustainable economy and society. These jobs not only help preserve the environment for current and future generations but also open new employment opportunities, such as in the manufacturing of pollution control devices.

Speaking at a discussion on the 2025-2029 National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) Technocratic Draft, Sanusi highlighted the environmental benefits of green jobs. He identified key sectors for green job growth, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, sustainable transportation, and sustainable agriculture.

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To facilitate the growth of green jobs, the Ministry of Manpower plans to encourage organisations to adopt green productivity-based tools, techniques, and productivity improvement methods. Sanusi mentioned that the ministry is developing work competency standards, competency schemes, and training programmes tailored to the needs of green jobs.

Additionally, the ministry aims to strengthen partnerships with organisations, industries, and vocational training institutions to support green job initiatives. He also noted ongoing coordination with Bappenas (the National Development Planning Agency) to ensure alignment with national planning strategies, reported Antara.