The independent Green Jobs Taskforce has issued a call to action to support the ambition to create two million skilled jobs by 2030. Convened by the Business and Education departments in November 2020, the Taskforce has released a new report detailing a number of recommendations for the UK government, industry and skills sector to ensure a green industrial revolution is delivered. This includes publishing a detailed Net Zero Strategy, as well as using policy to promote good green jobs, skills and competitive supply chains. Industry along with the education sector and the government should work together to provide green careers advice and pathways into green jobs, including promoting diversity within emerging low carbon sectors. Additionally, the government should build on existing skills reforms to support people to work in the new green economy. This should include work to ensure a just transition for those in high carbon sectors currently.
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