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A green future

Driving towards a green future.

According to a report by Kite Insights, “83% of people want to take action on climate change in their jobs.”

What does a green future look like?

We’ve outlined some key areas that are vital to a more sustainable future.

Thinking globally

Climate change and our biodiversity crisis is affecting every country across the globe and we therefore need to work collectively to drive change and live more sustainably for future generations. We want to make green skills mainstream.

Often, countries that experience the worst effects of climate change are those that have contributed least to the problem. Indeed, discussions around loss and damage were a key theme at COP27.

Currently, the Green Careers Hub is focused on the UK; however, we will also look to support those working in green jobs internationally in the future, as we plan to expand the reach of the Hub. IEMA’s membership is growing overseas, and there are a number of IEMA World Groups emerging as a result.

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Trends in sustainability

In recent years, sustainability has become a major focus across various industries and sectors, as businesses and individuals recognise the importance of preserving our planet’s resources for future generations.

Key trends include accelerating the transition to net-zero carbon emissions; moving towards a ‘circular economy’ where materials are used multiple times rather than being disposed of; nature-positive approaches to the natural environment, rather than simply slowing the decline of biodiversity; and the impacts of all of these on society. These issues are interconnected and require organisations to take a holistic approach across their supply chains, operations, and the products and services they provide.

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