2023: The Year of the Climate Career

There’s a new Ecotopian Careers article just published over on Net Impact:

New Year is an excellent time to take stock of life plans and career goals. Nearly half of all Americans make New Year resolutions, and around half of them report one year later that they were successful keeping those resolutions: that’s a lot of people achieving their goals.

Without a doubt, addressing climate change is the biggest issue of our time and it makes total sense to consider how you might be able to make this the focus of your working week in 2023 rather than whatever can be achieved with modest lifestyle choices.

There are now a steady stream of studies and reports that show a need for people to make climate an integral part of their working lives. For example, Microsoft’s recent report Closing the Sustainability Skills Gap has three recommendations that connect with people in various stages of their career:

  • We all need to work together to develop a shared understanding, based on better data, regarding evolving jobs and the sustainability knowledge and skills needed for them.
  • Employers must move quickly to upskill their workforce through learning initiatives focused on sustainability knowledge and skills.
  • The world must prepare the next generation of workers for the sustainability jobs of the future.

Read the full article on Net Impact.

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