Green Jobs Taskforce launched by government

The UK government has set up a new Green Jobs Taskforce to support the drive for 2 million green jobs by the year 2030.

This comes as the government commits to lowering all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 and supports the efforts towards a ‘high-skill, low carbon economy’ of the future.

The 12th November 2020 was the day the British government set into motion a clear ambition to support 2 million green jobs by 2030, the taskforce will be chaired by Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng and the Skills Minister Gillian Keegan.

The taskforce’s aim is to focus on the immediate and longer-term challenges of delivering skilled workers for the UK’s transition to net zero including:

  • Ensuring we have the immediate skills needed for building back greener, such as in offshore wind and home retrofitting.
  • Developing a long-term plan that charts out the skills needed to help deliver a net zero economy.
  • Ensuring good quality green jobs and a diverse workforce.
  • Supporting workers in high carbon transitioning sectors, like oil and gas, to retrain in new green technologies.

“The Green Jobs Taskforce will oversee the UK taking strides towards long-term economic prosperity, as well as transitioning to the new low-carbon green industries of the future.” - Business and Energy Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng

To learn more about the government’s new Green Jobs Taskforce please read the full press release.