Energy / Climate Change

June 4, 2011


Japanese Government Assesses Vocational Skills for Carbon Management

Keywords: Climate Change Government 

On January 19, 2011, the Japanese government released a proposal for the basic policy of the Practical Career Enhancement Strategy, which is one of the 21 National Strategic Projects designed to revitalize Japan in the 21st century. The proposal for the basic policy includes a career grading system for vocational skills related to carbon management specializing in energy saving and reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs).

This system assesses the skills of carbon management personnel, who check and review energy savings and GHG reductions at each facility from an objective standpoint.

The following three skills are considered to be the main elements for the evaluation standard: grasping the current situation of energy consumption and GHG emissions; analyzing the potential for energy savings and emission reductions; and proposing detailed measures for additional energy savings and emission reductions. The system will be similar to the NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in the UK.

Posted: 2011/06/04 06:00:15 AM



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