Green Career Pathways- Watch the event

Watch the recording of our Green Career Pathways event- Recorded at COP26 on 7th November 2021

Green Career Pathways event

This event was hosted at the COP26-Green Zone, as part of the official programme.

Through keynotes, a panel discssion and questions from the audience, the event explored the roles of education, training, and employment in delivering a resilient and equitable transition to net zero. 

Our panel of 'green' professionals also provided insights into how to navigate green career pathways, exploring challenges and opportunities.

The event brought together: 

  • The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan, Minister of State for Higher and Further Education
  • Catherine Barber, Deputy Director, Industrial Energy Transformation, BEIS, UK Government
  • Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at ETF, and member of the COP26 Universities Education & Skills steering group
  • Rhona Turnbull, Climate, Environment and Emerging Issues Lead at NatWest Group
  • Jenny Young, Head of Strategy, Policy & Insights, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, and member of the COP26 Universities Education & Skills steering group

The panel was chaired by Prof Dave Reay, Director of Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, University of Edinburgh, and member of the UK Government’s Green Jobs Taskforce.


Please note: there was an issue with the original sound input for this recording- Sound is reinstated  in minute 4:59 of this film.




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