With support from The Green Edge, a newsletter that investigates and writes about the skills that people will need for the Green Economy and Net Zero, we’ve pulled together key data, from a range of sources, for different regions across the UK.
Use the map to find out about the roles, sectors and projects which will impact on the need for green jobs in your local area.
This page focuses on the UK in the first instance. Once the full site has launched in 2023, and as the IEMA membership base grows in different countries, we will look to support those working in green jobs internationally as well in the future.
This is your opportunity to be part of the solution to climate change, biodiversity loss, the plastic waste crisis and other environmental challenges. In response to the global need for action, the UK government has a target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, and to turn around the decline in our natural environment. This can only be achieved with a trained workforce with relevant skills.
Unsurprisingly, there are numerous definitions out there around green careers, and so we’ve broken it down for you, based on definitions from IEMA.
An umbrella term for the knowledge, behaviours, capabilities and technical skills required to tackle the environmental challenges we face and to unlock new opportunities for growth.
Specialist roles that focus on specific domains or initiatives dedicated to improving environment outcomes for an organization or for the economy.
A potential future state of the whole UK economy in which fundamental change in the way the economy functions. Growth will continue to be the essential motif of our economy, but its measurement will be more holistic, more consistently factoring in people and planet, alongside profit.