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Some WEF commentary on the recent LinkedIn green skills report:

The share of green talent in the workforce has increased by more than 38% since 2015. This is one of the findings of the LinkedIn Global Green Skills Report 2022.

Most green skills are being used in jobs you may not expect, for example, fleet managers, data scientists, health workers, construction managers and technical sales representatives.

“We expect to see millions of new jobs created globally in the next decade driven by new climate policies and commitments,” says LinkedIn chief executive Ryan Roslansky.

For example, the number of jobs in renewables and the environment in the United States has increased by 237% over the last five years. In contrast, oil and gas jobs have only grown by 19%.

Workers at all levels of education are growing their green skills. But, globally, the rate is faster among those with a bachelor’s degree or higher. The share of green talent in this category grew at an average of 11% a year between 2015 and 2021, compared to 9% for other workers. Read the full article on WEF.

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