Understanding the skills that will be required by local organisations to support a low carbon post-COVID-19 transition to a cleaner, fairer economy and society in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
The transformation to a low carbon and less environmentally destructive economy in the UK will lead to significant changes across sectors and occupations, but also risks increasing inequalities between individuals, industries and regions (ILO, 2015). The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting slowdown in economic activity are severely impacting a variety of sectors across the UK economy, with significant social consequences. The government’s commitment to a green recovery, as well as the public and business support for it, requires not only policies to drive low carbon economic activity, but also investment in human capital and skills (Aldersgate, 2020). Nationally, there’s lots of talk about green jobs but what does this actually mean for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region?
The Green Skills Research Project aim is to understand the skills that will be required by local organisations to help support a low carbon post-COVID-19 transition to a cleaner, fairer economy and society in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
There are two specific areas of focus:
This research project will provide a snapshot of the future ‘green skills’ required in one region within two smart cities – Cambridge and Peterborough.
This research was commissioned in partnership with the Environment and Infrastructure Group of the COVID-19 Recovery Co-ordinating Group established through the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Resilience Forum.