Climate change is generating economic and environmental threats with the pressures set to increase in the coming years. However, these threats also provide opportunities for those cities and regions that seek to address climate change by pursuing lower emission technologies. Where environmental concerns were once associated with problems of high costs and inefficiency, responding to the climate crisis is now rapidly becoming a high-growth industry where profits and returns are increasingly attractive. Research by the Environmental Protection Department identified electricity generation, property development, construction, transport and hospitality as ‘carbon-vulnerable’ industries in Hong Kong, China. This chapter has identified the potential workforce skills needed for Hong Kong, China, in these industries to create new and alternative economic opportunities through a shift to low-carbon technologies, aiming at identifying the changes in vocational training that are required to respond to the skills needs of industry and businesses resulting from climate change. Copyright © 2013 Asian Development Bank. The book is published with open access at SpringerLink.com.
|Title of host publication||Skills development for inclusive and sustainable growth in developing Asia-Pacific|
|Editors||Rupert MACLEAN, Shanti JAGANNATHAN, Jouko SARVI|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
CitationMaclean, R., Tsang, E., & Fien, J. (2013). Hong Kong, China employers’ perspectives on a carbon-constrained economy and how technical and vocational education and training should respond. In R. Maclean, S. Jagannathan, & J. Sarvi (Eds.), Skills development for inclusive and sustainable growth in developing Asia-Pacific (pp. 309-326). Dordrecht: Springer.
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