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Skills for a Net Zero Economy Podcast

The transition to a Net Zero economy hinges on a skilled 'green' workforce to build, operate and maintain vital energy, retrofit, and carbon capture assets, alongside relevant infrastructure in logistics, utilities, transportation, and the environ

Despite the UK's strong engineering, science, and technology capabilities for Net Zero, the shortage lies in the workforce. This requires the skills and education policy to be more agile, to provide pathways for both new entrants into the workforce and upskill the whole of the UK’s workforce.

In this session Graham will address these skill requirements and outline the work which is currently underway to develop new skills and the challenge we face in developing an agile and responsive skills system that will be needed over the next 5-10 years, to effectively combat climate change and provide the UK with a successful Net Zero economy.