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December 2013 Greening of the World of Work: O*NET Project's Book of References

This book of references was developed to assist users in learning more about the greening of the world of work. References are provided for each of the 12 sectors of the green economy identified by the O*NET Project, as well as the green economy as a whole. These articles, books, trade publications, technical reports, and websites were used to define the green economy and green economic sectors; and identify and define different types of green occupations. To keep up with the changing green economy, bi-annual updates of this important reference will be made available.

December 2011 Greening of the World of Work: Revisiting Occupational Consequences

This report provides a follow-up on the state of the green economy since the original 2009 Greening of the World of Work: Implications for O*NET-SOC and New and Emerging Occupations. Organized into five sections, Section I briefly describes the 2009 report, discussing the contributions of the occupational greening concept to the world of work and the adoption of the concept into numerous O*NET products and tools. Section II summarizes the 12 green sectors and presents substantial changes in green activities and technologies, comparing the occupational implications described in the 2009 report to current occupational implications. Section III discusses key challenges faced by the world of work due to the greening of occupations. Section IV summarizes the review of 24 candidate Green New and Emerging occupations, original identified in the 2009 report, for inclusion in the current O*NET-SOC taxonomy. Finally, Section V summarizes general conclusions on the current state of the green economy.

November 2010 O*NET Green Task Development Project

This document describes the process for green task development for the O*NET green occupations. The impact of the green economy resulted in changes to work and worker requirements and the generation of unique work and worker requirements for green enhanced skills and green new and emerging (N&E) occupations. To reflect these changes, it was necessary for the occupations to undergo a green task development process. 138 green enhanced skills and green new and emerging (N&E) occupations were included in green task development. As a result of the process, a total of 1,369 green tasks were identified/developed and are included in the O*NET Green Task File (Appendix A).

All green occupations will have an initial list of green task statements in the O*NET 16.0 database release (June 2011). In addition, a subset of these tasks will have importance, level, and frequency ratings. In the future, other green tasks will be updated with ratings information.

February 2009 Greening of the World of Work: Implications for O*NET-SOC and New and Emerging Occupations

This report summarizes the recent research to investigate the impact of green economy activities and technologies on occupational requirements in an effort to determine their impact on current O*NET-SOC occupations and to identify new and emerging (N&E) occupations that may be considered as potential candidates for inclusion in the O*NET-SOC system. The report is organized in three sections. Section I describes the occupational implications of the green economy and its associated activities and technologies. Section II focuses on important occupational staffing implications within different sectors of the green economy. Section III describes the methodology and results of this research, including identification of current O*NET-SOC occupations impacted by the green economy and specific green economy N&E occupational candidates.