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The West Midlands Green Jobs Summit

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The West Midlands has a major role to play in tackling the climate and nature emergencies, but do we have a skilled workforce to deliver?

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To meet the Government's net zero ambitions, we need to decarbonise our industry, improve the energy efficiency of our buildings, increase the uptake of public transport and active travel, create a more circular economy, develop comprehensive nature recovery strategies as well as habitat creation and restoration programmes, increase our renewable energy generation and provide electric vehicle infrastructure.

This West Midlands Green Jobs Summit will showcase the huge potential to create rewarding, skilled, genuinely ‘green’ jobs across the region and ask policy makers to respond to this agenda.

Our panel of speakers will look at the challenges and opportunities for achieving the scale of green jobs we need to ensure sustainable careers and tackle the climate and nature emergencies. Speakers include

Denis Fernando; Friends of the Earth

Rosemary Coyne; Sustainable Housing Action Partnership

Amanda Tomlinson; Black Country LEP Board Member and CEO Black Country Housing

Profesor Dave Trotman; former Professor of Education Newman University, Birmingham and currently a volunteer with 2 Green Trusts at Kinver Edge.

Ian Jelley; Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Adam Waters; Teach The Future

We’ll bring together young job seekers, skills providers, decision-makers, trade unions, the education sector and businesses together with residents from across the West Midlands.

Our aim is to develop a shared vision for the future of the work we must do across the West Midlands and identify the strategies to achieve this.

We have talented and knowledgeable contributors lined up to help us, but we want to hear your voice too!

There will be opportunities to question and express your views.

Join the conversation by searching #GreenJobs #WestmidlandsJobs and #FutureofWork

During this webinar we will use:

  • Zoom
  • Powerpoint
  • Breakout rooms

Please let us know via the booking form if you have any accessibility requirements and if booking the session is difficult for you get in touch with us on community@foe.co.uk for help.  

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