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Green Skills Award 2024 Finalists

First introduced in 2021, the Green Skills Award is a global initiative that provides ideas and inspiration from all over the world about green skills development happening thanks to individuals and institutions. This initiative has become a source of good practices that can inspire people everywhere to make real change happen in creating circular and carbon-neutral economies and societies.

Here are the 10 finalists of the Green Skills Award 2024, in alphabetical order.

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  • cy flag Cyprus

    who  Myrto Skouroupath

    Yenesis, a Cyprus-based project, that combines green skills development with supporting vulnerable young people, offering training, international apprenticeships, and local placements in green sectors across seven countries. Initiated by the Cyprus Energy Agency, it addresses island communities' challenges like limited job prospects and climate change vulnerability. Providing training in environmental domains and soft skills, Yenesis empowers participants to contribute to sustainable development, creating jobs, fostering startups, and engaging communities. Read More


  • Indonesia flag Indonesia

    who  Marwa Hammad

    Large-scale initiative, implemented by the Schneider Electric Foundation, aims at improving literacy and critical thinking skills in the context of clean energy transition. Over 14 weeks, nearly 20,000 students, engaged in activities aimed at understanding and reducing their community's carbon footprint. Read More


  • Irland flag Ireland

    who Solas

    SOLAS, the agency overseeing further education and training, is spearheading the introduction of short, flexible, and accredited green micro-qualifications across the country, aiming to address climate change and foster sustainable development. These courses, including subjects like Environmental Sustainability and the Circular Economy, are designed to meet the needs of both employees and employers. Through collaboration with industry, the courses are stackable, ranging from basic awareness to workplace-focused programs. Feedback from learners and industry indicates tangible benefits such as cost reduction and increased efficiency.  Read More

  • Kazakhstan flag Kazakhstan

    who Begimbetova Ainur

    The Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications (AUPET), is at the forefront of pioneering green approaches to renewable energy production and efficiency through innovative training programs. Collaborating with key stakeholders including government ministries, industry representatives and international organisations, AUPET trains a diverse range of individuals, from professionals to students, on renewable energy integration and green technologies. Read More


  • Latvia flag Latvia

    who Andris Visnevskis

    The Hemp school is the project that was created to promote knowledge about hemp as greener alternative to cotton. It offers educational programs covering hemp cultivation, processing, and its various industrial uses, fostering awareness and promoting sustainable practices. Participants engage in hands-on activities and interactive sessions, leading to lasting changes in attitudes and behaviours towards sustainability. With over 10,000 attendees and training in eco-friendly construction and regenerative agriculture, the Hemp School is driving a shift towards greener practices. Read More


  • Madagascar flag Madagascar

    who Matthews Wafula

    Four Don Bosco Colleges have created The Green Clubs to combat climate change. These clubs organise various awareness-raising events, advocate for green practices, and create eco-friendly job opportunities in their communities. The aim is to implement cost-effective interventions to address global warming, climate change, and socio-economic challenges by promoting green practices and creating green jobs. The Green Clubs have engaged with over 9,000 individuals, actively striving to enact positive change at the community level. Read More


  • Malaysia flag Malaysia

    who Mohd Saharudin Setapa

    The Green Putrajaya, mobile app created to promote sustainability by educating the local community on proper waste management, providing a clean and safe environment, and promoting sustainable living. The app offers multiple features, including a locating map for recycling centers, a scheduling and management system for bin collection, an e-commerce platform for selling and trading recycled materials, and educational games and videos. Read More



  • Netherland flag Netherland

    who Marloeke Werst

    Game app coupled with e-learning modules, to increase CO2 awareness and reduction potential in the logistics industry, targeting SMEs' management, planners, administrators, and students, by providing easy access to existing Carbon Footprinting knowledge and CO2 reduction strategies. Read More

  • Turley flag Türkiye

    who Nilufer Gunay

    "Always New" project aims to promote sustainable fashion in an all-female vocational high school. The project focused on repurposing old garments, extending their lifespan, and reducing textile waste. The project also included seminars for educators and collaboration with vocational organisations to share knowledge and passion for sustainable fashion practices. Read More



  • Turley flag Türkiye

    who Kübra Ünsal

    The Distance Learning Gate is a project that revolutionise training and skills development of public civil servants in Türkiye. Launched in 2020, this digital platform empowers civil servants to tailor their professional development with courses spanning from Computing and Data Science to Environment and Energy, delivered online. With over 900,000 participants, the project has not only saved 265,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions but also elevated environmental awareness among public employees. Read More