PRESS RELEASES | 14/07/2021
Response to the Green Jobs Taskforce Report
Reacting to the launch of the Green Jobs Taskforce’s Report, Nick Molho, Executive Director at the Aldersgate Group and member of the Green Jobs Taskforce, said: “The Green Jobs Taskforce has been a great example of industry, trade unions, the skills sector, civil society and government working together to make the net zero transition a success for the UK economy, its workforce and citizens. There is strong agreement across all sectors that we can achieve the UK’s climate and environmental targets in a way that grows new low carbon supply chains across all parts of the economy and creates a significant number of high quality jobs across the country. Achieving this ambition is ultimately down to the actions that government, industry and the skills sector will take in the coming years.
To deliver this objective, the UK needs to have a detailed policy plan for its net zero target, mainstream the teaching of climate change and green skills across all stages of the education system, and provide those already in the workforce with the financial and flexible learning support they need to have access to reskilling.”