UK government to develop 2 million green jobs by 2030: The government has launched a new to taskforce boost the formation of two million green jobs by 2030.
Amidst the top priorities of the Green Jobs Taskforce will be to create a long term skills plan for delivering net zero and ensure the UK has the skills to build back greener from the coronavirus crisis.
It will also concentrate on supporting the workforce in high carbon industries & providing good quality green jobs.
The Green Jobs Taskforce makes up part of the government’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and is to be chaired today by Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng & Skills Minister Gillian Keegan.
It will also contain representatives from the Construction Industry Training Board, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, East London Institute for Technology, Retrofit Works, Edinburgh University & National Grid.
Business and Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced: “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.”
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan added: “I am very much looking forward to co-chairing this important taskforce so we can create more, high-quality green job opportunities, levelling up our economy and delivering on our commitment to being net zero by 2050.”
UK government to develop 2 million green jobs by 2030