UK government lagging far behind G7 peers in green jobs and investment plans - TUC report

The UK government’s green jobs and investment plans lag far behind most G7 countries, according to a report by the TUC.

The analysis shows the government’s Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution is just a fraction of the investment pledged by France, Canada, Italy, Germany and USA – with only Japan scoring worse.

The union body says the report reveals the potential to do much more to expand green jobs and meet vital climate commitments.

The TUC is calling on government to seize the G7 opportunity by allocating £85 billion for emergency green infrastructure.

The commitment would move the UK up into third position in the G7 league table, creating a million quality green jobs and demonstrating real climate leadership, says the union body.

The report supports previous research showing that with extra recovery investment the government could create 1.24 million green jobs in the immediate term, while retooling and decarbonising workplaces to defend existing jobs.

UK lagging far behind G7 peers in climate action and green job creation

The TUC report shows:

Posted on: 01 June 2021

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