Green Expectations: London jobless set to benefit from environmental initiatives

13 September 2010: Green Expectations sets out London’s low carbon job prospects from 2008/09 to 2012/13. The report’s key findings include:

  • Job Growth in London’s low carbon sector, particularly in renewable energy, is forecast to exceed all other sectors in the next two years.
  • In 2008/09 approximately 100,000 people were employed in the low carbon sector in London, and by 2013 18,000 new jobs will be created.
  • An estimated 2,200 of these net new jobs in the low carbon sector will be accessible to workless or low-skilled Londoners.
  • The current skills profile of the sector is characterised by high skills with more than one in two employees having a degree. However, a quarter of all jobs in the sector currently require skills at Level 2 and below.
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