Tuesday, April 5, 2022

1:00 pm
1:45 pm
Gaslamp D, Level 2
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Sustainability & the Green Economy

Driven in part by deepening concerns about environmental sustainability, and in part by compelling new business opportunities, the “green economy” is one of the fastest growing sectors of global commerce. This has led to a spike in demand for employees who can help fuel this growth. Some of this demand can be met by encouraging people trained in traditional fields like data analytics and engineering to apply their skills to the challenges of environmental sustainability. Some of this demand will require training more people in emerging fields like renewable energy consulting and solar installation. Across this spectrum many regions are struggling to match the supply of qualified employees with the demand for these skills. This panel will explore how traditional higher education institutions, employers, government agencies and NGOs, and new ventures can each play a role in ensuring a strong, steady supply of people with the skills needed to accelerate the green economy and meet the challenge of environmental sustainability.