CareerFuture of WorkThe Future is…GREEN CAREERS

24 million jobs available worldwide in the next year, whilst generating billions in economic growth

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a green economy will generate billions into the economy. This means an estimated 24 million in new jobs worldwide over the next decade, offering opportunities for young graduates, business, and governments alike. The need to tackle climate change has become increasingly apparent and throughout the globe popular support for robust action is increasing. Green careers encompass a range of different professions, spanning everything from engineering and transportation to water and energy conservation. Green jobs are essential to any climate action roadmap, and this rapidly growing area could unlock further economic opportunities worth billions, driven by the global demand for a sustainable future.

Pursuing a green career is not only a critical effort with endless demand, but one that offers a long-term career path. In the session link below from the Cop 26 Conference, The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities focused on supporting young people into education, employment and enterprise, and One Young World, the global forum for young leaders – partnering with the Department for Education – will give you the insight needed to pursue a green career.

Have a listen to the talk at Cop 26 here:
So, you want a Green job? | #COP26
Streamed live on Nov 7, 2021


There are now countless resources, which IntegralCareer will continue to update online, to help individuals think about transfering to a green business. Below we have provided you with an example of these resources so that you will feel inspired to find more.

However, no matter how much searching one online does for resources, understanding oneself, i.e. Who am I, What do I want and What do I have to offer, is an essential first step. Many clients we see are unhappy with their careers due to not being clear about the answers to these questions.

The IntegralCareer process is a great first step. You will be able to help you analysis your work and life experience and extract concrete career data to ensure you can choose a green sector which suits what you need to thrive in any role. Here is an example of some of the IntegralCareer outputs:

  1. Transferable Skills with Evidence
  2. Values, Traits, Interests, Patterns
  3. Career and Life Formula to Thrive
  4. Complete Work and Life Experience Database

There is nothing better than having a career which fits you, and the planet, and is sustainable in work and life now and into the future.





These are the sectors where green jobs are growing in demand

The World Economic Forum has several initiatives underway to tackle climate change, including the Sustainable Development Impact Summit, a meeting to bring together global leaders alongside the UN, to share knowledge and know how to meet Sustainable Development 10 year goals. This article shares some great data about green job creation:

  • Green skills are essential to the transition towards a green economy, with the ILO estimating 24 million jobs worldwide could be created by the green economy by 2030.
  • A shift towards green jobs is underway, with LinkedIn jobs data showing in 2015 the ratio of US oil/gas jobs to renewables/environment jobs was 5:1, but by 2020 this was 2:1.
  • We are seeing green jobs span a wide range of industries, from obvious ones like renewables, to more unexpected ones like finance, fashion technologies and transport.

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Yale Climate Connections is an initiative of the Yale Centre for Environmental Communication (YCEC), directed by Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of the Yale School of the Environment, Yale University. It is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change, one of the greatest challenges and stories confronting modern society. You will find many articles like this if you click on the articles tab.

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Noresume is a career organisation with some excellent resources about green careers which also appear in publication such as Forbes, Business Insider and When you read this article, you will find out about the following and much more:

  • 7+ Industries for Green Careers (27+ Jobs Included)
  • How to Kickoff Your Green Career – Top Job-Search Resources
  • Green Education – 30+ Schools, 13+ Majors, and 25+ Scholarships
  • 33+ Websites for Green Jobs

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A specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the green industry sector both in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month they promote hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors including environmental jobs, environment jobs, renewable energy jobs and renewable jobs. GreenJobs lets you find Environmental Jobs and Renewable Energy Jobs from top employers and recruitment agencies. Search the latest jobs and apply.

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Careers and Jobs in Climate Change UK

What is Google for Jobs?

Aimed at making the job search easier for candidates, Google for Jobs is an enhanced search feature that aggregates listings from job boards and careers sites and displays them prominently in Google Search. It’s currently launched in various regions (including the U.S. and the U.K.) and Google keeps expanding this feature’s reach.

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Sustainable Investing 2021; RACONTEUR ‘Content for business decision makers.’

COP26 has breathed new life into the debate around sustainable finance and investment. How can we best mobilise public and private capital? What do new reporting regulations in the UK and the EU mean for the future of ESG investing? As the world reckons with the severity of the climate crisis, the investment community must work together with government to ensure a sustainable future.

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For Masters and Bachelors Portals

Find and compare Masters and Bachelors degrees from top universities worldwide: search all MBA, MSc, MA, LLM, MPhil and more postgraduate programmes to study abroad or at home.

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Coursera Inc. (/kərˈsɛrə/) is an American massive open online course provider founded in 2012 by Stanford University computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, certifications, and degrees in a variety of subjects often at low or no cost depending on whether you would like to just attend the classes, get a certificate or earn a degree.  In 2021 it was estimated that about 150 universities offered more than 4,000 courses through Coursera, including a wide range in sustainability as shown in link below.  

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Gwendolyn Parkin

Director of IntegralCareer, VP HBS Club London, consultant, speaker and course tutor supporting clients create careers that transition into the future of work.

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