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. However, highly-polluting industries responsible for 93% of the UK's carbon emissions – such as mining, transportation and manufacturing - employ 45% of the UK’s workforce.
How can we prepare the UK workforce for the transition to a net-zero economy and make sure no one is left behind?
What is the event?
The free webinar will share key findings from our new report Going Green: Preparing the UK workforce for the transition to a net-zero economy, which investigates the transformation towards a greener UK economy and the implications for employment across sectors and regions. Our research features a brand new matrix - the Eco-Transformation of Industries Matrix - which classifies industries based on their carbon emissions and their engagement in environmental activities.
We will be joined by a panel of experts to explore the scale of the challenge and understand how sectors can adapt to avoid unemployment through the transition and ensure people are reskilled to do a ‘green job’. Speakers include:
- Dr. Chrystalla Kapetaniou - Principal Researcher, Future of Work team at Nesta
- Charles McIvor - Policy Adviser, Future of Work team at Nesta
- Olivia Chapman - Senior Programme Manager, Future of Work team at Nesta
- Joanna Furtado, Policy Adviser, Green Alliance and co-author of Blueprint for a resilient recovery
- Martha McPherson, Head of Green Economy and Sustainable Growth, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), University College London (UCL)
- Tim Coleridge, Architect and Senior Lecturer Centre for Alternative Technology
Anyone interested in the growing debate on green recovery and curious to hear Nesta’s take on how to make the green transition smoother for individuals and regions through new kinds of targeted skills and innovation support.
Nesta manages a number of programmes and research projects about the future of work and skills. This event is run by the FutureFit team. Led by Nesta and supported by Google.org, FutureFit is focused on creating an effective adult learning system to help tackle inequality and social exclusion. In partnership with some of Europe’s largest unions, leading researchers, employers and adult learning experts, FutureFit is reskilling workers at risk of job displacement and conducting a large evaluation about what works, so that solutions can be scaled.
Join us if you are interested in the growing debate on the green recovery and curious to learn how to make the green transition smoother for individuals and regions through new kinds of targeted skills and innovation support.