Ecological consultancy Arbtech’s research has pinpointed the areas within London poised to witness substantial growth in green jobs between 2030 and 2050.
Analysing local government data, the study highlights boroughs projected to experience remarkable increases in environmentally focused employment opportunities during this period.
The City of London emerges as the leading borough anticipated to witness the most significant surge in green job opportunities across the capital. Of the projected 10,800 green jobs, a staggering 10,200 fall within the ambit of low-carbon services, marking a substantial shift in this sector.
Westminster follows closely, expecting an influx of approximately 7,400 green jobs, with nearly 6,500 roles in the low-carbon services sector. Tower Hamlets secures the third spot with over 6,500, primarily concentrated in low-carbon services, amounting to around 5,800 positions.
Southwark is on track for a substantial increase, projecting around 5,600 new green jobs, with approximately 4,700 of these positions in the expanding domain of low-carbon services.
Diverse Job Growth Across Boroughs
Boroughs like Barking and Dagenham foresee significant gains in green jobs, notably in the realm of low-emission vehicles and infrastructure, accounting for 3,000 of the projected 3,500 jobs in this field.
Islington, Camden, Hackney, Croydon, and Bromley anticipate growth ranging from 2,900 to 1,200 jobs, with varying concentrations in low-carbon services or specific sectors like low-carbon heat and infrastructure.
Andrew Richards from Arbtech emphasised the economic potential tied to the journey towards achieving net zero. “This data illustrates how many locations stand to benefit from the surge in green jobs. Identifying the areas poised to harness these benefits sheds light on the positive impact on both local and national economies,” stated Richards, underlining the promising outcomes of this trajectory towards a greener economy.