India, which ranks third globally in carbon emissions, has to expedite its transition to a green economy. By 2070, 50 million green-sector jobs will be created as India aims for a net-zero target. What are the areas that will account for a chunk of this workforce, and what needs to be done to skill it for this goal?
The third-floor office of Skills Council For Green Jobs (SCGJ) at the heart of New Delhi’s diplomatic enclave in Chanakyapuri has a deceptively sleepy look, akin to a government department. Around two dozen employees, sitting behind computer terminals, work out of this 1,500 sq ft office. Small as the workforce may be, it has a humongous task at hand: to map, measure, and certify India’s efforts to skill, reskill, and upskill a workforce for the
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