Transitioning to a clean energy economy will mean the creation of new jobs with new skillsets. It will also mean that many already working in the energy sector will need to retrain as certain jobs change. How can government and industry collaborate on skills and training for green jobs as the UK works towards net zero?
In November, the New Statesman‘s Spotlight and Energy Monitor held ‘Net Zero Policy Week’. The week-long event brought together sector leaders, experts and policymakers to discuss what the challenges and opportunities are for the UK in meeting its net zero targets, through digital panels, live Q&As, and interviews.
An online panel discussion, chaired by New Statesman special projects editor Alona Ferber, explored these key issues. The panel brought together Majda Dabaghi, director of inclusive and green growth at the International Chamber of Commerce, Luke Murphy, head of the Environmental Justice Commission and director for the energy, climate, housing and infrastructure team at IPPR, and Dr Joanna Thornborough, policy adviser for higher education and skills at the British Academy, to discuss how the UK can fill its net zero skills gap.
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