A collaborative, coordinated 'green workforce' is required to make the UK's green industrial strategy work if it is to achieve the Government's commitments for a more sustainable future, says a new report published today.
Launched by Gowling WLG in collaboration with London Transport Museum, Jacobs and Thales, 'Making Green Work: Building a new green industrial strategy for the UK to 2030' examines how businesses, investors, policy makers and the Government can work together to ensure that the green industrial revolution works economically for everyone – both profitable for businesses and affordable for households.
Calling for immediate action, 'Making Green Work' draws on a range of perspectives as to what a green industrial strategy means for organisations and individuals and examines the challenges this presents to businesses. This includes limited workforce skills and capacity, with the report exploring the development of a 'green workforce' as a solution to help achieve the UK's future vision of net zero by 2050.
Improving climate and environmental literacy, making green decisions easier, understanding the climate risks, collaboration between businesses, governments and education, and the role of technology and innovation are also identified as key issues surrounding the UK's green revolution.
Gowling WLG partner Giles Clifford, said: "We are very pleased to see the publication of another report from our well-established collaboration with the London Transport Museum on the Interchange programme. As the Climate Change Committee's latest report shows, the country must now act rapidly to deliver on climate policy aims. This report reflects the significant pooled expertise of the programme partners and participants, and calls for a focus on skills and collaboration as central to achieving that delivery. "
Download our report, 'Making Green Work', to find out what steps you can take to make a green future work.