The Green Industrial Revolution, Climate Emergency and Natural Capital
Focused on jobs, skills and opportunity in the low-carbon space, this webinar will explore and assess not only the promise of the green industrial revolution, but also the broader economic and climate context, including prospects around investment in natural capital.
Announced last November, the UK’s 10-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution is looking to mobilise £12bn of government investment, plus potentially three times that amount from the private sector, to create and support up to 250,000 green jobs.
This investment could help to kick-start and boost key elements of a wider sustainable jobs market. In fact, according to the Local Government Association, nearly 700,000 direct jobs could be created in England alone in the low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than 1.18 million by 2050.
However, the debate will also ask whether, in the name of sustainability and pursuit of resilience, we shouldn’t be placing these low-carbon plans for business and industry within the context of the wider climate emergency and the UK’s overall strategy for conserving and protecting natural resources and ecosystems — from coastlines and rivers, to peat bogs and forests. Do we need to think even bigger and greener?
Future Leaders is an industry-wide initiative designed to promote and develop the next generation of leaders and influencers — those responsible for addressing the emerging green skills gap, mainstreaming low-carbon technologies and achieving climate goals, so delivering against sustainability objectives in years to come.
Chaired by Jim McClelland from SustMeme
Paul Harmer — Technical Director, Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineers(CIPHE)
Mark Krull — Director, Logic Certification