Engineering a greener future for Britain

The green workforce is becoming more educated and demand for environmental courses is growing. But there are still gaps in vital skills needed to shift the UK to a low-carbon, sustainable economy. Isabella Kaminski looks at how these are being addressed

Cambridge University students in the World Solar Challenge: engineering and technology skills are needed to create a sustainable UK (credit: Idealink Photography/Alamy)The government has set its sights on turning the UK into a green economy, where low-carbon goods and services form a significant and growing proportion of GDP and sustainability touches on jobs in every sector. As well as the pressing environmental imperative for this shift, the evidence points to greening as essential to the country’s sustained economic revival.

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