In the context of global warming, biodiversity conservation and increasing quality of life, the urban greening phenomenon has grown in recent years, becoming an international priority.
The Romanian Government, through its National Strategy for Sustainable Development of Romania 2030 supports urban greening, through the objectives of reducing air pollution in cities and communities (SDG11), acting against climate change (SDG13), contributing to biodiversity conservation (SDG14), the citizens’ health and well-being (SDG3), and to a qualitative education (SDG4), at all levels, including through lifelong learning programs.
Within the context of the European Platform Urban Greening initiative, Worldskills Romania Foundation identified a lack of clarity in understanding the field of urban greening, qualifications and the related training programs.
In this context, the Department for Sustainable Development within the General Secretariat of the Romanian Government and the WorldSkills Romania Foundation agreed on the idea of developing an “Atlas of professions and competencies in urban greening” to address the need of identifying professions and competencies in the field of urban greening. The atlas provides a clearer picture of the existing qualifications and on how professional and training standards cover skills specific to urban greening (biodiversity, adaptation to climate change, well-being).