How delivering a climate change compatible sub-regional economy will create new enterprises and employment
This report uses Sheffield City Region as a case study and looked at renewable energy, transport, buildings, farming, forestry and food, and reuse, repair and recycling. Where they could be quantified, the numbers of jobs that would be lost - for example, in coal-fired power stations or the repair of internal-combustion-engine vehicles - were subtracted from the number of jobs created.
It estimates that, after subtracting the jobs lost, around 22,000 full time equivalent jobs would be created in the transition phase, with around 18,000 in the longer term (beyond 2030). These estimates are conservative, as data was not available on the numbers of jobs required for all the things we need to do, such as better management of electricity demand, and they do not include ‘multiplier effects’, where the increased spending by those in the new jobs provides more employment in the wider economy. You can order a printed copy of the report here.