Green Jobs and Skills in South 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 South 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 South London will play a vital part in helping to deliver net zero. Based on extensive stakeholder engagement, Boroughs across South 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 South London, are helping to drive the green economy of the future in the capital.

Modelling for this report takes a mission-based approach to defining the green economy and identifying green jobs in South London, building on the Green Jobs Taskforce definition. This was applied to Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) data from kMatrix (a consultancy) and Data City’s guided machine learning tool in order to provide an estimate of the number of green jobs in South London. This was then combined with a number of assumptions and use of datasets including research from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) and ONS (Office for National Statistics) labour force and business surveys to create a series of projections for future numbers of jobs, as well as to provide additional skills analysis.