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COP28: LinkedIn and Greenpeace urge more pace in the race to a green economy

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🗞️ Driving the news: A report by LinkedIn points out that only one in eight workers currently possess the necessary green skills for the world to meet its net-zero targets
• Now, organizations like Greenpeace are calling for accelerated action towards a green economy at COP 28

🔭 The context: The upcoming United Nations climate conference in the UAE is a pivotal platform for evaluating progress and refocusing efforts since the Paris Agreement
• In response to this mounting pressure, a critical theme at the conference will be the 'Green Skills Gap'

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: This skill gap represents a significant challenge in transitioning to a green economy
• The urgent appeal to address it highlights the critical need for more proactive and substantial actions in addressing climate change

⏭️ What's next: The conference will focus on how to enhance the global workforce's capabilities to support a greener economy
• This includes rethinking business strategies and workforce training to align with climate goals, ensuring the workforce is equipped to contribute effectively to a sustainable future

💬 One quote: "So far it's been talks. We need them to act with greater urgency." (Ghiwa Nakat, Greenpeace)

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