BLUFThe trend for people to transition to low carbon careers could have recruitment and retention implications for high carbon emitting organisations like the ADF.
This article profiles a former Red Arrows and commercial pilot (UK) whom due to a conscience about the aviation sector’s carbon emission and contribution to climate change, switched to a lesser paid climate change activist career. This profile is symptomatic of a broader awareness and movement towards low-carbon careers .
Some of the reasons for this change include:
- The need to to tackle the biggest existential threat to humanity
- Taking action was cathartic and eased anxiety.
- Being part of UK's big energy strategy
- More confidence about work within in an area they believed in.
- Green jobs create jobs.
To accelerate low carbon employment, the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan for the Green Industrial Revolution is designed to create an additional 250 000 jobs. As people’s career aspirations switch to low carbon, Defence may need to re-evaluate how to competitively attract and retain the best possible candidates.
However, when reading this article it is worth considering counter ideas that the Green Industrial Revolution is defined more by rhetoric than results:
- NOV 2020 Euronews. The UK’s Green Revolution plan is ‘nowhere near enough’, say critics
- MAR 2021 IPS Journal. The 'Green Industrial Revolution' is not what it seems
- MAR 2021 Edie. UK hosting 30,000 fewer green jobs than in 2014, official figures show
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References from the Web :
- NOV 2019 Policy Development. Promoting Green Jobs: Decent Work in the Transition to Low-Carbon, Green Economies
- JUN 2020 Renew Biz. Renewables 'could create a million jobs in England'
- OCT 2020 The Guardian. What are green jobs – and why are they important?
- JAN 2021 Warwick Institute for Employment Research. The Green Industrial Revolution and demand for green jobs
- SEP 2021 Energy Live News. Green industrial revolution begins in Australia with AUD$750m package
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