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Committee to hold second evidence session into its Green jobs inquiry

26 February 2021

The Environmental Audit Committee will be holding its second public evidence session as part of its Green Jobs inquiry.

Purpose of the session

The second hearing will consider how the skills, education and training required for a sustainable future can be delivered. The focus of the first panel will be on the education sector. The panel will outline how the education sector can contribute to the UK’s sustainable transition and provide the knowledge, education, training and skills required for green jobs.

The second panel will look at regional approaches to the transition. It asks what local areas and regions should do, and what help they need, to ensure their areas and communities are part of the move to a more sustainable society.


Wednesday 3 March

From 2:30pm

  • Ms Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Education and Training Foundation (ETF)
  • Mr Iain Patton, Chief Executive Officer, EAUC - The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education
  • Meg Baker, Director of Education, Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS-UK)
  • Graham Petersen, Secretary, Greener Jobs Alliance
  • Lee Jowett, Fellow, National Association for Environmental Education, and Sustainable Schools Coordinator, Leicester City Council

From 3:30pm

  • Richard Kendall, Executive Director, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
  • Samantha Smith, Director, Just Transition Centre
  • Kevin Bentley, Chair, Local Government Association’s People & Places Board, and Conservative Councillor, Stanway & Pyefleet Division, Colchester, Essex County Council

Further information

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