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A Green Economic Recovery: Trends, Developments, and Opportunities for the Environmental Workforce


Our research forecasts a 44% increase in environmental jobs between 2020 to 2030. While many of those job openings will result from retirement, there will be thousands of new jobs arising as new needs and opportunities are identified.

In this report, “A Green Economic Recovery: Trends, Developments, and Opportunities for the Environmental Workforce”, we’ve identified the key growth areas that may drive the need for key talent in the short term.

By identifying these areas, we hope to help industry, government and academia see where their support is needed to meet the demand for environmental workers.

Report highlights

This report looks at the following trends in more detail and discusses their implications for the environmental sector:

  • The move to a skills-based economy
  • Youth in the environmental workforce
  • Changing perspectives within the energy industry
  • Indigenous Traditional Knowledge & Western environmental practice
  • Renewable energy
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Cleantech in industry
  • Consumers and cleantech
  • Digital transformation
  • The Blue Economy

Download our report, using the form on the right, to learn more about the trends, development and opportunities for the environmental workforce.

Related research and training

If you’re interested in further reading and training on the trends identified in this report, please look at the following resources: