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Career profile: Jon Frederick Treacher, PIEMA, MCIWM
Sustainability lead assessor, tunnels and underground infrastructure, COWI
Most UK business leaders believe the country is facing a green skills shortage, with many struggling to find the new staff they need, a survey has found.
IEMA is delighted to announce that our membership has grown to more than 20,000 professionals working in environment and sustainability roles. This is a 30% growth since 2020, making IEMA one of the largest membership organisations within the sector.
UK businesses helping to deliver net-zero emissions across the country are contributing £71bn in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the economy, which is more than twice the contribution of the energy sector.
New green industries could be worth more than $10trn (£8.2trn) to the global economy by 2050, which would be equivalent to over 5% of the world’s GDP that year, a new report claims.
Sectors that are vital for decarbonising the UK’s economy are struggling to appeal to students, a survey of 4,000 16-23-year-olds has found.
IEMA can now provide more businesses with environmental and sustainability training that is 100% funded by the Welsh government after a salary cap was lifted.