Low-carbon and renewable economy could create 700,000 jobs by 2030, report says

Research shows demand for green jobs will rapidly increase in coming years

Conrad Duncan
Thursday 11 June 2020 07:15 BST
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A low-carbon and renewable energy economy could create nearly 700,000 jobs in England by 2030, with the potential of more than 1.18 million jobs created by 2050, according to a report by the Local Government Association (LGA).

The LGA’s “Local green jobs” report showed demand for environmentally friendly jobs would rapidly increase as the UK transitions to a net zero emissions economy.

It also suggested that focussing on a low-carbon economy could help to counter job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which are likely to increase further when the government’s furlough scheme ends later this year.

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