Vast upskilling needed to deliver climate ambition
A quarter of workers in the UK’s construction, manufacturing and transportation sectors will require upskilling if the country is to deliver net-zero emissions, suggests a study by the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN). These workers are likely to see significant changes to their jobs, and will need different skill, but will be in high demand.The researchers predict that 6.3m jobs will be affected either positively or negatively by the transition; however, the impact will be felt unevenly across the country. Moving to net-zero emissions co
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