The government has pledged to create two million green jobs by 2030. But according to consultancy PwC, just 1.2% of all advertised job roles in the last year were linked to the green economy (@Catch22).
So if this ambitious target is to be met, then green jobs could – and should – play a key role in helping tackle youth unemployment.
In this episode of Catch22Minutes we ask: What is a green job? How key are green jobs to tackling youth unemployment? And are we seeing more young people wanting to take on jobs that deliver social and environmental impact? We discuss what needs to be done not only to increase the number of green jobs but to get young people excited about them.
Our guests today are Dina Potter, Vice President and Global Head of Social Impact at National Grid, and Luke Murphy, Associate Director for Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure at the Institute of Public Policy Research and Head of IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission.
In each episode of Catch22Minutes, we delve into some of today’s major social challenges, sharing case studies and inviting frontline experts, industry leaders and young people to speak – all in pursuit of reforming public services.
For the first series, hosted by Catch22’s Director of Communications Melissa Milner, we are focussing on youth employment.
We discuss how society can better prepare young people for today’s job market, and what businesses and government can do to open up future opportunities.
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