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Dave Reay

Dave Reay

Dave Reay, University of Edinburgh

Skills and Net Zero

Report from the UK Climate Change Committee’s Expert Advisory Group on Workers & Skills

Skills are a fundamental enabler of Net Zero. This report examines the skills and education system in the context of the UK’s transition to Net Zero.

Written to build on the Climate Change Committee’s analysis of the Net Zero workforce, and to inform future CCC work, it sets out the
policy and provision of Net Zero skills across the UK and assesses how well this is aligned with current and future
needs. It reveals a huge amount of activity already underway, spanning mainstreaming of climate education in
schools, colleges and universities, through employer-led Net Zero training and apprenticeship programmes, to
enhanced competency frameworks and professional standards. It also identifies significant risks in terms of
fragmentation of the skills system and its ability to respond effectively to changing skills demands in time, space and
by economic sector. The report’s recommendations focus on ways in which government can better support the
entirety of the skills system, coordinating and building on good practice in a way that simultaneously serves national,
local and individual needs in the transition to Net Zero.

Full report here


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