350,000 opportunities: is the UK Green Skills ready?
A green economy is defined as one in which value and growth are maximised across the whole economy, while natural assets are managed sustainably. Moving towards greater resource efficiency, circular solutions, and driving down waste are all part of the green transition facing the UK right now. Different skills and competencies will be demanded of our current waste and resource sector workforce (130,000 people) whilst also creating opportunities as our sector expands and becomes embedded in the green transitions of other UK sectors – with the potential to create around 350,000 new roles.
But if we are to successfully deliver this transition over the next 15 years’ we must fully understand the key roles, skills and capabilities required and where along the journey they will be needed, whilst improving the attractiveness of our sector.
In this webinar we will hear about a live CIWM project mapping out what our sector will look like in 2030/2035, as we progress towards net zero and a circular economy, and what the new demands will be in terms of skills and competencies. We will hear from WRAP about their own research into how the circular economy has grown in recent years, and what the real opportunities are for new careers and economic growth in the coming five years. Our final panellists will present findings from a London wide assessment of the opportunities that a circular economy could deliver for the capital, reflecting on the role of repair, reuse, refurbishment, recycling, and redesign.
If you are interested in the future of our sector, the roles available, the training opportunities and the core skills that will be in demand then don’t miss this session!
Dr Adam Read, SUEZ
Aggelina Doriza, WRAP
Sarahjane Widdowson, Intelisos
Sarah Malone, ReLondon
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