New publication! LIFE creating green jobs and skills

LIFE creating green jobs and skills

The latest LIFE Focus publication highlights the relevance of LIFE Environment project actions in helping to create durable jobs and develop green skills across the EU.

As its title suggests, LIFE creating green jobs and skills provides a host of practical examples of project actions that provide a blueprint for the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy, as well as illustrating the added social and economic value of the LIFE programme, the EU’s financial instrument for the environment.

The publication highlights the policy agenda and challenges involved in greening the EU job market, and analyses the lessons that can be learned from more than 20 years of LIFE. The focus is on the main projects that have had an impact on durable job creation and green skills development, with 23 case studies from 11 Member States, divided into six thematic areas: waste; capacity building; business and industry; packaging; energy production and agriculture.

LIFE creating green jobs and skills is an important and timely reminder of the LIFE programme’s ability to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

If you are interested in ordering a printed copy of this and other LIFE Focus publications, please visit the ordering publications section of the LIFE website from end July 2013. 



Online course on Climate Change and Flexible Master’s degree at the University of Copenhagen

Do you want to further your education on climate change and receive teaching from international experts within the field, including three co-authors of reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?

Would you like the flexibility of an online course, which builds on proven pedagogical methods, that ensures a high learning outcome?

Then the 15 ECTS MSc online course Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM) offered by the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with Oxford University, University of Essex, Australian National University and the Danish Meteorological Institute is exactly what you are looking for!

The CCIAM course is based on 15 E-learning modules with weekly deadlines as well as submission of individual assignments and group assignments. The course starts with two introduction days in Copenhagen on the 7th and 8th of February 2013 (it is possible to attend via webcam) and ends on the 21st of June 2013.

The course can be followed by everyone with a BSc or MSc degree. The tuition fee for continuing education students is 5.850 DKK for EU citizens (corresponds to approximately 790 euros) and 19.950 DKK for non-EU citizens (corresponds to approximately 2.690 euros).

The application deadline is the 7th of January 2013, but since the available spots are limited and the course is very popular, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

If you would like to apply for the online course Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Block 3+4 (Course number: LNAK10069) as a continuing education student please fill out, print and scan the application form at: and send it via e-mail to (CC to and

If you are interested you may combine the Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation course with our other online course Environmental Management in Europe (, our 10 week on-campus course Climate Solutions ( and a Master’s project to obtain a Flexible Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Climate Change at the University of Copenhagen.

More information about the course and the Flexible Master can be found at and by contacting the course leader at or the daily coordinator at