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As more industries switch to low carbon models, every job has the potential to become ‘green’. Green jobs include those in renewable energy, the circular economy and the nature based sector.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes an industry green.
What is a green industry?
Every industry has the potential to be greener.
A green Industry produces goods or services that directly benefit the environment. They will also be working to create new processes that limit their impact on the environment.
We’ve identified 6 to help you get started.
Introducing green skills
To minimise carbon emissions in Scotland, industries are switching to greener production processes. This may look like machinery that’s powered by renewable energy sources or switching to materials that have been recycled or can be in the future.
How will this affect me?
You already have many skills that can be built upon. We need people like you to help us use natural resources differently and create eco-friendly solutions to our problems.
Industries are changing for the better and they want to take you with them. You have the skills – here’s how you can transfer them to a green industry.
Industries to get you started
All industries have the potential to be greener. As we begin our journey to net zero, Scottish Government has prioritised 6 industries. These will make a significant contribution to our net zero goal over the coming years.
The industries' type and size, as well as the number of people who work in them, mean they are important to the economy. This makes them important to net zero too.
Take a look at new roles, entry routes and qualifications.
Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is essential to realising the net zero target for Scotland.
The creation of low carbon transport brings opportunities to develop new skills as part of the transition to net zero.
Scotland’s nature-based industries represent the second largest source of net emissions after transport - find out how green energy resources can help.
Shifting from fossil fuels and heat for power to renewable and zero emissions energy sources will help Scotland realise its net zero goal.
Technological innovations that lower energy loss, reduce waste and improve the management of resources will help us meet net zero.
Life and chemical sciences are areas of growth. As Scotland transitions to net-zero, the industries need a new generation of green workers.