Nature Restoration Jobs and Skills Conference Announced

Sophie Law

NatureScot will hold the first Nature Restoration Jobs and Skills Conference on the 13th March, giving prime opportunity for delegates to hear from a range of speakers on Scotland’s ambition for nature restoration.

This will support development of the skills needed to meet that ambition and what the Scottish Government and its partners are doing to support the development of a skilled, inclusive workforce for nature restoration.

The conference will be aimed at those who have a hand in skills, learning and careers advice. This will include:

  • agencies and policy makers
  • enterprise and economic development agencies
  • learning and training providers
  • careers service providers
  • environmental eNGOs
  • sector representatives that are or could be engaged in activity related to nature restoration (e.g. land-based sector, nature conservation sector, civil engineering sector)

Nature based jobs are being created which range from peatland ecologists, hydrologists and engineers to jobs in green finance, remote-sensing, natural flood management, and low-carbon architecture and sustainable urban planning.  

NatureScot have published a revised Action Plan for Nature based jobs and skills covering the period up to April 2023. This shows how NatureScot, working with partners, will take steps to support the skills and jobs needed to put in place nature-based solutions so that Scotland meets net zero targets by 2045.  The Action Plan signals NatureScot’s intention to engage with the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan and contribute to the Just Transition. 

In addition to the Action Plan, NatureScot is supporting 37 placements through our own internal £1m Programme for Youth Employment (PYE).

The event will take place online on Monday 13th March 2023 from 10am - 12pm

Book your free place here.