Hayley Warrens, Rebecca Finbow, Paul Gosling, Emma Wilcox
July 2023

Future skills of the environment sector

Net Zero, digital transformation, interdisciplinary working: all the emerging circumstances of the next decade are fundamentally interwoven with skills, and the need for complex and urgent upskilling.

This panel discussion presents expert perspectives on the skills needed for the future, what we can do to support upskilling, and how skills will change in the environmental workforce. Presentations cover the following:

  • Skills for the net zero agenda - Hayley Warrens
  • Skills for the environmental scientists of the future - Rebecca Finbow
  • Trends and opportunities in the environment and sustainability sector, a recruiter’s perspective - Paul Gosling
  • The importance of professional registration in addressing the climate and environmental emergencies - Emma Wilcox

This panel discussion was organised as part of the 'The workforce' theme of the IES's Future of ES23 horizon scanning & foresight project.