The transition to a model of sustainable economic development, which uses resources efficiently and is based on knowledge and innovation, constitutes one of the main strategic goals of the European Union, as stated in the «EU 2020» strategy. An essential prerequisite for the achievement of this objective is the availability of properly trained human resources, having the necessary knowledge, skills and competences. The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA), realising the magnitude and importance of the change that the transition to a green economy will bring to the labour market, has conducted this study.