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Huw Robson from Forum for the Future talks to the SWO Future Skills Policy Seminar on how to embed sustainability into the skills debate.

Huw Robson from Forum for the Future talks to the SWO Future Skills Policy Seminar on how to embed sustainability into the skills debate.

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  • sustainable economy SWO seminar, 24 february 2010 Huw Robson | h.robson@forumforthefuture.org
  • forum for the future - who are we? We are a charity committed to sustainable development. Our vision is of business and communities thriving in a future that’s environmentally sustainable and socially just. Our mission is to find practical ways that private and public organisations can deliver a sustainable future. We work with business and organisations that have a top level commitment to make their operations sustainable
  • JT Group
  • a sustainable economy: robust, stable and one in which healthy economy over resources are not the long term used up faster than nature renews them
  • global population figures 2008 2050 6 million 9 million people people
  • reduction in emissions needed: by 2050 80%
  • Global move to green economy Global = Green economy $3,086B in 2007/8 USA = $100B of $800B stimulus package China = McKinsey: China a ‘green’ economy by 2030 Clean-tech predicted to outgrow automotive Germany = by 2020 BERR: “Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services: an industry analysis” 2009 McKinsey: —"China's green revolution: Prioritizing technologies to achieve energy and environmental sustainability“2009 UNEP — “Silver Lining to Climate Change - Green Jobs“ 2008
  • Global Market – LCEGS Sector BERR: Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services: an industry analysis 2009
  • LCEGS Sector – Top Ten Market £Bn United States (20.6%) 107 93 China (13.5%) 128 629 191 Japan (6.3%) 191 India (6.3%) 411 Germany (4.2%) United Kingdom (3.5%) France (3.0%) BERR: Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services: an industry analysis 2009
  • Photovoltaic Environmental Consultancy Contaminated Additional Land Energy Renewable Sources Alternative Water & consulting Fuel Vehicle Waste Water Energy Management Waste Marine Management Building Pollution Environmental Noise & Technologies Control Vibration Monitoring Control Geothermal Air Pollution Wave & Tidal Biomass Wind Carbon Hydro Recovery & Capture Contaminated & Carbon Finance Recycling Land Storage
  • the south west good fundamentals
  • the south west good necessary but fundamentals not sufficient
  • LCEGS by region BERR: Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services: an industry analysis 2009
  • the race has started ... Economic Development Investment Plan Thames focused on environmental research & Gateway innovation + Institute for Sustainability Pushing green New Deal for NE. New and Newcastle renewable energy industry. 3:1 leverage of RDA funding. Strategy: “Capturing the Potential – A green Jobs Wales Strategy for Wales”. Steering regeneration budget to green skills & Innovation. ‘Sustainable Glasgow’ consortium, led by the Glasgow University of Strathclyde, supported by Scottish Govt. Aiming at most sustainable city.
  • Strong SW green sector – what would it look like? Global reputation Attracts Attracts employees businesses Strong Attracts supporting investment eco-system
  • How do we do it? Commit : ambition for SW to be Green jobs/Clean-tech leader Prioritise: areas where SW has strong comparative advantage Cross-link: to other strong regional sectors (creative/IT?) Simple early interventions – media/materials; web; UK conference?
  • robust dimensions Engineering Design Business
  • a SW sustainable economy? enormous prize long term opportunity some starting advantage plan to win – take action
  • thank you Huw Robson | h.robson@forumforthefuture.org forumforthefuture.org | registered charity no. 1040519
  • Sector groupings Environmental Renewable Energy Emerging Low Carbon Air Pollution Control Hydro Alternative Fuels * Environmental Consultancy Wave and Tidal Alternative Fuels for Vehicles Environmental Monitoring Biomass Additional Energy Sources Marine Pollution Control Wind * Carbon Capture and Storage Noise and Vibration Geothermal Carbon Finance Contaminated Land Remediation Solar PV* Energy Management Waste Management Renewable Consulting Building Technologies* Recovery and Recycling Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment* Purple text = leading sub-sectors in SW * = leading export subsectors in SW