Green Jobs and Skills in Local London

Final Report

Edgar J, Ahern J, Bovill Rose C, Williams M |   | Institute for Employment Studies | Mar 2022

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This report examines the potential scale and nature of green jobs across the Local London sub-region. This report is accompanied by the cross-London report as well as reports for each of London’s three other sub-regional partnerships.

Councils in Local London will play a vital part in helping to deliver net zero. Based on extensive stakeholder engagement boroughs across Local London are engaged in a number of crucial activities in relation to decarbonising the energy supply, homes and buildings, and working with businesses. These activities, as well as the wider drivers in the Local London sub-region, will drive substantial growth in green jobs over the coming years.

Modelling for this report takes a mission-based approach to defining the green economy and identifying green jobs in Local London, building on the Green Jobs Taskforce1 definition. This was applied to data from LCEGS and Data City in order to provide an estimate of the number of green jobs in Local London. This was then combined with a number of assumptions and the use of datasets including research from the Climate Change Committee2 (CCC) and ONS labour force and business surveys to create a series of projections for future numbers of jobs, as well as to provide additional skills analysis.