Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations: Do we have the necessary skilled labour to enable a net zero economy?

  • Calvillo Munoz, C. (Organiser)
  • Katris, A. (Organiser)
  • Oluwafisayo Titilope Alabi (Organiser)
  • Thomas Scotto (Speaker)
  • Hazel Nolan (Speaker)
  • Roddy Scott (Speaker)
  • Turner, K. (Speaker)
  • Alf Young (Chair)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Following the publication of the UK Committee for Climate Change, both the UK and Scottish Governments have accepted the proposed emissions targets.

However, achieving those targets will require a number of solutions, which in turn will need to be implemented by a skilled labour force. Furthermore, the transition to net zero economy will likely affect people who are currently employed in industries that will experience changes in their activities or the demand for their output. A comprehensive plan is then necessary to ensure that the new workers can be adequately trained and the current ones will not be left behind.

Join us at our next Energy Conversation as we explore:

Do we have the necessary skilled labour in place to enable the transition to a net zero economy?
What are the necessary changes required to develop and maintain the required labour force?
Is the existing time sufficient and what are the timeframes within which we have to act if we are to achieve our goals?
Considering the restrictive timeframe, is it worth investing in the development of skilled labour force or would it be preferable to recruit from abroad?
What type of policies should be put in place to support the development of skilled labour?
Period27 Feb 2020
Event typeOther
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • decarbonisation
  • energy transitions
  • Skills
  • Jobs