Ethny Childs
August 2021

Paving the way for a green society: Upskilling the workforce

The UK is committed to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Achieving net zero and other climate ambitions will require a green transition, in which we will need to rethink the way we design, develop, produce, market and distribute goods and services across all sectors of the economy. A successful green transition will need to be underpinned by a workforce equipped with low-carbon and sustainability skills and knowledge. Environmental professionals will be integral to this; as we begin this transition, the environmental sector will become more closely integrated with all other sectors and industries. How an environmental professional is defined is likely to evolve and expand, and environmental scientists will be working with an even more diverse range of organisations and people.