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19 Oct 20201 minute read

Net zero skills for school curriculum

ECAtoday
Net zero skills for school curriculum

Sustainability policy group Aldersgate has published a new report which says over nine in 10 UK businesses believe they are facing a skills shortage which is hampering the growth of the UK’s low-carbon economy.

The group has called for environmental sustainability skills to be “embedded” in the national school curriculum and higher and further education offerings.

Aldersgate Group executive director Nick Molho said in Edie news, “Skills policy has been a missing link in the UK’s clean growth ambitions for too long.

“Together with developing a comprehensive policy plan to put the UK on track for its target, the government must prioritise the development of an ambitious and carefully co-ordinated low carbon skills strategy and ensure that educational institutions across the country are supported in this process.”

The report follows data published by National Grid earlier this year which said more than 117,000 roles will need to be filled in the energy sector by 2030, and a further 283,000 by 2050, if the UK is to meet its net-zero target.

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