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EAC to hear from 'green' sectors and traditionally high-carbon industries on green job opportunities

7 May 2021

Marking its third evidence session as part of the Green Jobs inquiry, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will hear from green sectors and traditionally high-carbon industries on the potential of green jobs, including the role of green jobs in addressing rising unemployment from covid-19.


Wednesday 12 May

At 2.30pm

  • Jane Cooper, UK Stakeholder Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted  
  • Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK
  • Venetia Knight, Head of Employment and Enterprise at Groundwork Greater Manchester, Groundwork

At 3.30pm

  • Pete Walters, Head of Environment and Sustainability, Chemical Industries Association
  • Andrew Mennear, Director, UK Government Affairs, bp

Purpose of the session

From the green sectors, the EAC will hear from representatives from the renewables sector, waste and resource management, and nature.

On the second panel, focussing on high-carbon industries, members will be seeking the views from oil and gas and chemicals.

Further areas which will be discussed include:

  • How traditionally high-carbon industries are adapting to the net zero transition
  • The role of green jobs in achieving net zero
  • A just transition to green jobs ensuring regions are not left behind
  • The transferability of skills to green jobs

Further information

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