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On Tuesday February 22nd 2022, LinkedIn released their first ever Global Green Skills Report, drawing on the platform’s extensive insights to publish key trends in green skills and the job market, and how policymakers, governments and business leaders can lead the transition towards a greener economy.

Split into four chapters, the report focuses on:

  • Green Skills & Jobs
  • Country & Sector Trends
  • Just Transition
  • Action Plan

Key green jobs and statistics cited in the report:

  • The top fastest growing green job between 2016 and 2021, in terms of annual growth is Sustainability Manager (30%).
  • In 2019, green hiring rate accelerated ahead of the overall hiring rate in most economies around the world.
  • Listed in the top ten fastest growing green-skills are sustainable fashion (number one at 90.6% growth) and sustainable business strategies (number 8 at 56.6% growth)
  • Green talent supply is not growing enough to meet demand and achieve climate goals.

Green jobs definitions:

  • Green skills: are those that enable the environmental sustainability of economic activities
  • Green jobs: are those that cannot be performed without extensive knowledge of green skills
  • Greening jobs: can be performed without green skills, but typically require some green skills
  • Green talent: a LinkedIn member who has explicitly added green skills to their profile and/or are working in a green or greening job

Read the full Global Green Skills Report 2022 from LinkedIn.

Image credit: LinkedIn Global Green Skills Report

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