The 25th meeting of the labor ministers of ASEAN countries or the ASEAN Labor Ministers Meeting (ALMM) plus Japan, Korea and China (ALMM + 3) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, resulted in a joint commitment to campaign green jobs , namely strive for employment while considering environmental sustainability.
“ASEAN, Japan, Korea and China agreed to continue campaigning and seek green jobs. This is a very positive commitment, where employment continues to be created for economic development, but also considerably reducing the negative impact on the environment,” RI Minister of Manpower M Hanif Dhakiri said in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (11/30/2018).
This commitment has the right momentum with the global inevitability of the flow of economic growth greatly influenced by the industrial revolution 4.0, where economic growth is not only aimed at improving human welfare, but also very considering environmental sustainability for future generations.
The industrial revolution 4.0 has also changed the concept of global industry, from what was originally based on natural resources, shifting to the power of science, innovation and collaboration. “The mining industry has limited mining reserves and is faced with the impact of environmental exploitation. While science and innovation will continue to grow. This is the importance of investing in Human Resources,” Hanif said.
Regarding Green Jobs, according to Minister Hanif, Indonesia has taken various steps in line with the issue. Among other things, by boosting vocational training to improve the skills and competencies of workers which include green skills, green productivity and occupational safety and health. Universities are also involved in developing green productivity and green accounting.