Ealing Climate Action Webinar Series: An Introduction to Green Jobs
Building a green workforce is an important part of our transition to a net zero borough join us to learn more about this in Ealing.
About this event
The climate and ecological crisis is deepening, the most recent IPCC report recognized it as a “code red for humanity”. In conjunction, we have an economic and employment crisis, with unemployment at 4.8%. The UKs transition towards a green net-zero future is more important than ever. Not just to protect the environment but also to protect livelihoods. There is a traditional belief that the green sector is solely focused on renewable energy. In reality, every job has the potential to “go green”. Considering this massive potential for growth, Ealing Council invites you to our introductory webinar. Within this we ask the questions: ‘What are green jobs?’, ‘Why are they important?’, and ‘Where does the green Sector need to go next?’.
● Dr Karlygash Kuralbayeva (kcl.ac.uk) – Karlygash is a Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. Previously she was a teaching fellow at London School of Economics, a research officer at Grantham Research Institute at LSE and a research fellow at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include macroeconomics, development, climate change economics and environmental economics. Karlygash holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford.
● Will Eadson -Sheffield Hallam University (shu.ac.uk) Will is a Reader in Urban and Regional Sustainability Policy at CRESR, having worked in academic research and teaching since 2004 (and at CRESR since 2012). He has led a wide range of research projects in the field of urban and regional sustainability policy for research funders, local, regional and national governments, charities and housing bodies
● Miriam Kennet- an economist and founder of the Green Economics Institute. She is editor of the International Journal of Green Economics, the first peer-reviewed international journal which proposes and fosters discussion on all aspects of green economics. In October 2011, Kennet was nominated as one of One World Action’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
The webinar will be 1 hour and 15 minutes via Zoom, split into 15 minutes for each speaker followed by a 30 minute moderated Q&A. Link below.
29 September 2021, Zoom webinar
6pm – Arrival/opening remarks from Cllr. Bassam Mahfouz, Cabinet Member for Decent Living Incomes
6:10 – Dr Karlygash Kuralbayeva
6:25 – Will Eadson
6:40 – Miriam Kennet
6:55 – Moderated Q&A
7:15 – Close
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm