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Net-Zero Building Skills
Countries, sub-regions, and cities have signed on to try to keep the world from overheating by attempting to reach “net-zero” by 2050.
Governments now need to plan for how to reach climate goals without causing undue disruption to workers and the economy.
The sectors that use energy, such as buildings, will also face disruptions as systems need to be retrofitted, rebuilt, and redesigned to include high performing, energy efficient windows.
Significant investments in education, high technical, and soft skills are required: The low-carbon economy (energy end uses) will require more technical expertise, spread across the country.
The transition to net-zero will continue to require soft skills to support collaboration and partnership-building, and greater literacy on sustainability and climate principles and standards.