LINK and TCV Scotland have produced a joint summary on jobs and training potential in Scotland as part of a green recovery.
Scotland as a country and a society is highly dependent on its environment, landscapes and wildlife. The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the fundamental importance of nature and the outdoors to Scotland’s economic prosperity, equality of access and the impact on the nation’s physical and mental health. Moving towards a green recovery should be based around building an economic and social recovery in a clean and healthy environment. Building the potential for nature based jobs and increasing the skills for those jobs amongst all sectors of society, but particularly younger generations who will be hardest hit by the economic impact and the ongoing environmental crises, is vital.
This paper considers a proposed approach in England, called the National Nature Service, and the potential value of a similar approach for Scotland, designed around Scotland’s needs and opportunities. This would provide a basis of a green recovery that provides nature based jobs across Scotland geographically and socially and delivers real progress towards decreasing carbon emissions and halting and reversing the loss of biodiversity.
This is the second in a series of LINK’s green recovery reports.
Read the report here.