Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Spotlight
17 December 2020updated 16 Sep 2021 4:49pm

Watch: NS webinar on filling the net zero skills gap

Majda Dabaghi, Luke Murphy, Dr Joanna Thornborough, and Alona Ferber on how the UK can create and develop employment opportunities linked to its energy strategy.

By NS Events

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.

Watch the session back here: 

Select and enter your email address Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. A weekly newsletter helping you fit together the pieces of the global economic slowdown. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. The best of the New Statesman, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The New Statesman’s weekly environment email on the politics, business and culture of the climate and nature crises - in your inbox every Thursday. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A newsletter showcasing the finest writing from the ideas section and the NS archive, covering political ideas, philosophy, criticism and intellectual history - sent every Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
THANK YOU

To find out about our future events, click here.

Content from our partners
Why ports are the gateway to growth
We are living longer than our predecessors – policy must catch up
Getting Britain building

Topics in this article: