COP28 outcome makes green skills business-critical
(Context, 30 Jan 2024) Workers worldwide will need the expertise and resources to drive the fossil fuel-free agenda forward.
In December, COP28’s global outcome was the decision to transition away from fossil fuels and move towards renewable energy use and energy-efficient operational means. As a result, climate-related policy and reporting regulations are expected to become stricter, and businesses will need to have the correct knowledge and systems in place to stay ahead. In only a matter of weeks, green skills within organisations have shifted from being nice-to-haves, to business-critical necessities.
Combine this with 2023 officially becoming the hottest year on record, and the increasing severity of the climate crisis means we are in urgent need of a workforce that is better equipped with green skills. Workers will need the expertise and resources to drive the fossil fuel-free agenda forward - not only in the UK, but globally too.
There have been numerous reports that have outlined how the green skills gap is slowing the progress of sustainability goals. PwC’s Green Jobs Barometer series states: “The UK financial services sector faces a substantial green skills gap and is not moving fast enough to close it