Going green: preparing the UK workforce for the transition to a net-zero economy

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Author: Kapetaniou, Chrystalla; McIvor, Charles


To tackle the climate crisis, the UK Government has set a target of net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050. To achieve this target, a major transformation is required to prepare sectors and workers for the green economy. This report analyses the scale of the challenge and considers how sectors can adapt to avoid unemployment through the transition and ensure people are reskilled to do a 'green job'. By analysing 10 datasets (including Office of National Statistics, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Eurostat), this report includes an 'Eco-Transformation of Industries...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Workforce development; Sustainability

Keywords: Green skills; Industrial restructuring; Skill obsolescence; Displaced worker; Retraining; Skill upgrading; Education and training needs; Employment creation; Recommendations; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Nesta, 2020

Physical description: 48 p.

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ISBN: 9781848751637

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 140.500

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