The role of governments has been reset over the last 20 months. People and society have accepted a high level of government intervention because of the threat from COVID-19.
Tackling the climate crisis will need interventions on a similarly all embracing scale. However, without careful and targeted intervention, the transition from high to low carbon industries risks mirroring the impact wrought by the demise of coal mining and traditional manufacturing in the 1980s.
The scale of these challenges is immense and critical decisions are required to ensure reskilling supports long term growth and regional rebalancing rather than inhibit it.
This conversation with Kevin Ellis, senior partner and chairman of PwC UK, analyses:
What skills does the UK economy need now and in the future?
How do businesses respond to skills shortage?
What role can collaborations between businesses, government and educational institutions play in reskilling?
Will the transition to net zero and the 4th industrial revolution improve or exacerbate regional inequalities?
As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.