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We need to get the next generation excited about green jobs

As we look towards a green economic recovery and the objective to build back better from the pandemic, there is a clear argument for aligning how we futureproof the country's workforce with UK climate ambitions.

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Environmental organisations launch employment scheme for UK's BAME youth

More than 35 of the UK's major environmental organisations, including RSPB, Friends of the Earth and ZSL London Zoo, are collaborating on a new scheme to help diversify the sector.

The energy sector needs the right skills and people if we're to deliver on ambitious climate change plans

Sally-Anne Dudley, UK head of learning, and Dan Tingle, new talent and STEM Manager at National Grid discuss how UK organisations can facilitate the creation of new skilled workers that can step into green jobs created to deliver net-zero.

Renewable energy workers have been described as "unfazed" by the pandemic

In numbers: How Covid-19 has impacted renewable energy workers

A survey of 16,000 energy professionals across 166 countries has provided a global snapshot of the ways in which the pandemic has affected salaries, industry growth and career plans. Here, edie rounds up the key takeaways.

Chris Gaylard of Network Rail presented his team's thinking at the design sprint in Birmingham

Energy management design sprint (Part One): How to unlock innovation in your business

In the first of a special two-part feature, edie reveals the results of two full-day workshops which applied principles of 'design thinking' to the role of the energy manager. Here, we summarise our first workshop, which explored how this group can harness energy innovations.

These 30 youthful visionaries were given the unique opportunity to develop their sustainability skills and knowledge throughout the year via bespoke content and events

Meet edie's 30 under 30 class of 2019

Aspiring young sustainability, CSR and energy professionals from the likes of the BBC, innocent Drinks, Formula E and Harrods were among the inaugural members of edie's new 30 Under 30 initiative for 2019.


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