660,000 jobs at risk unless UK improves approach to net-zero target, research warns. The TUC has found that up to 660,000 jobs could be at risk in the UK, if the nation fails to transition to net-zero emissions in line with the speed of other nations. TUC warns that more than 250,000 direct jobs across UK manufacturing sectors and more than 400,000 supply chain jobs could be “offshored” to other countries that offer more enabling policy frameworks for decarbonisation.
Edie 13th Sept 2021 read more »
From running huge wind farms out at sea to making new devices to heat our homes, the UK is seeing a rise in interest in so-called green jobs. What counts as a green job? The simplest answer is that it directly contributes to tackling climate change, although many think it should also cover roles that indirectly support that ambition. Either way, the UK government wants to create more of them, going from 410,000 now to two million of these jobs by 2030, as part of its plans for an economy with zero fossil fuel emissions. It’s not a plan without risks, but some areas will provide opportunities to many. Here are three jobs in sectors that are growing – and what it’s like to do them.
BBC 14th Sept 2021 read more »