At this year’s Labour Party Conference, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has partnered with STEM Learning UK to hold a public panel event on ‘Education for the future: preparing young people for Net Zero’.
Achieving Net Zero is one of the defining challenges of our generation. It is also a significant economic opportunity for Britain, creating high quality jobs and growth across the whole country as we decarbonise the power system and invest in our green economy. McKinsey estimates that the global market for goods and services could be worth over £1 trillion to UK businesses by 2030.
Education has a critical role to play in preparing young people for these opportunities. What knowledge and skills will they need for the jobs of the future, to help them thrive in and beyond the transition to Net Zero? Young people will shape our future through the choices they make – how can education support them to make good choices for themselves, their families and their country?
This panel brings together policy makers, business and school leaders and other education stakeholders, to consider how we can best prepare our children and young people for the opportunities and challenges created by Net Zero – and how this can be supported by employers, education providers and Government.
We are delighted to welcome Lord Knight; Benj Sykes, Ørsted; Pelumi Fatayo, Youth Activist; Mat Galvin, Macclesfield Academy and Séverine Trouillet, STEM Learning. James Zuccollo, EPI’s Director for School Workforce will chair the session.
** Note: This event will take place in the conference secure zone. To access the secure zone you will need to obtain a pass directly from the Labour Party.**