The first meeting of the UK Government’s new group for creating green job opportunities took place on 11 May and was attended by leaders from business, industry, trade unions and academia, including the Institute’s Executive Director, Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor.
With policies set out in the Energy Security Strategy and Net Zero Strategy, it is hoped that the new group will support the delivery of up to 480,000 skilled green jobs by 2030, acting on upskilling and training the green workforce of the future. These efforts will contribute to the UK’s climate change targets in building clean industries while supporting workers, businesses and local areas throughout the transition.
Chair of the Delivery Group and Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Greg Hands, said:
“We will need tens of thousands of skilled workers for our clean transition and to boost energy security; and well-paid green jobs will help with the cost of living. Spreading opportunity by levelling up all parts of the country.
The UK’s most important asset is its workforce. Our new Delivery Group will help us ensure employers have the know-how and employees the skills to drive our transition to becoming the world’s leading green economy.”