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Green Jobs Taskforce calls for 'detailed policy plan' to prepare UK workforce for net zero

Group convened by BEIS and Department of Education has published its wish list for how government can help rapidly expand the UK's 'green' workforce An independent taskforce convened by the government last November has assessed how the UK jobs market and skills sector should adapt to support the country's 2050... go to Article >

Study: Majority of UK industries currently on course to miss 2050 net zero targets

0 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Only five sectors are decreasing their emissions, while seven are actually seeing emissions rise, University of the West of England and Zurich UK study finds Most sectors of the UK economy are on course to miss their 2050... read more

'Allow women to play a leading role in shaping the future': Why the UK's green recovery must level up gender inequalities

1 Day ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Report from PwC warns business and government must embed gender equality into their green growth plans, noting that current levels of understanding about green jobs remains limited among women The vast majority of women... read more

Theresa May urges Conservative Party to seize 'golden opportunity' of net zero

16 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Former PM uses Sam Barker Memorial Lecture to call on Tory colleagues sceptical of the case for decarbonisation to recognise the huge economic and environmental opportunities on offer Theresa May has urged her... read more

Green Growth Index: Which UK regions are poised to lead the net zero transition?

21 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

New analysis from Oxford Economics and Lloyds Banking Group highlights how different parts of the UK are set to benefit from green growth in different ways BBC Scotland sparked a minor furore this week through its... read more

Net Zero Festival Spotlight: Sam Hall, director of the Conservative Environment Network

8 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

In the first installment of a new series marking the countdown to the Net Zero Festival later this month, BusinessGreen talks to leading green economy figures about what net zero means to them What does net zero mean to... read more

Industrial decarbonisation: Aldersgate Group calls for 'clear plan of action' to slash emissions from heavy industries

14 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Government should publish detailed policy framework to help drive low carbon investment in heavy industry following recent industrial decarbonisation and hydrogen strategies, sustainable business group warns The... read more

Chris Stark on the net zero transition: 'There is such a positive story of progress to tell here'

21 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

CEO of the UK's Climate Change Committee calls for more debate and scrutiny over how to deliver the UK's net zero transition The head of the UK's climate advisory body has called for more public and political debate over... read more

Government preps autumn green bond and pension push, but tensions over net zero plans remain

17 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Debate over how to fund raft of net zero programmes looks set to dominate the coming months The government is reportedly poised to issue its first green sovereign bond in the next few weeks, as it looks to kick off an... read more

'Possible, valuable, and transformative': Goverment urged to include public in net zero policy design

20 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Report from IfG warns public engagement is not sufficiently prioritised in policy making, despite being crucial UK’s transition to a more sustainable economy Advocates for the net zero transition are clearly preparing to... read more

Green homes: Macquarie launches retrofit training programme for unemployed young people

22 Days ago Finance Source: Businessgreen.com

Financial giant teams up with Generation UK and the Retrofit Academic to pilot training programme for 100 young people in UK Macquarie is spearheading an energy efficiency training programme for around 100 unemployed... read more