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“The huge growth in green jobs over the last year illustrates how a Green Britain is being created. PwC’s Green Jobs Barometer shines a light on the regions and sectors where these roles are being created.”
No. of the number of green jobs advertised in the UK has almost trebled in the last year
Green jobs are growing around four times the rate of the overall UK employment market
Green jobs advertised last year, 2.2% of the total
Nearly one-third of these roles are now based in London and the South East
Although every region of the UK is experiencing significant green job creation, the rapid increase is disproportionately concentrated in London and the South East. These regions collectively represent nearly one-third (32.7%) of all new green jobs.
It is clear that regional disparities are becoming more pronounced within the green jobs market. For example, the South East has climbed four places in the regional rankings, with the North East falling seven places.
If this trajectory continues, the economic benefits of net zero transition may not be fairly spread. The need to secure a transition which is fair and equitable, is greater than ever.
“Our economy, and our ambitions for net zero, rely on a greener workforce that can adapt to the changing demands of a changing planet – from the transition away from fossil fuels to the technology that will accelerate the pace at which we move towards net zero.”
*What do we mean by a green job?
We define green jobs as roles that seek to either produce or provide environmentally friendly products and services, or adapt work processes to become more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources. This definition acknowledges roles that support the green economy indirectly, such as environmental advisers or experts in environmental education.