COP28 Report: Powering the Energy Transition

The Transition to Renewable Energy Post-COP28

The negative effects of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas on our planet have shown that it’s time for us to all take responsibility - and to take action. Right now, and following the UN’s COP28 which concluded in late 2023, we stand at an exciting and pivotal moment in our global energy history.

COP28 laid out ambitious sustainability and efficiency goals. By 2030 we aim to have moved from 510 GW of renewables to 11,000 GW. And that means not only a major shift in the way we produce and use energy, but a complete transformation of our job market too.

The Renewable Energy Revolution

Did you know that the transition to renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydroelectric power is set to create 139 million new roles by 2030?

At Spencer Ogden, we recognise that to meet the objectives set at COP28, companies need to be able to better attract, develop, and retain top talent. 

Our latest report, Powering the Energy Transition, delves into the associated talent challenges that lie ahead. Importantly though, it’s these same challenges that also unite the industry as we all work towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Download your copy of the report for:

  • Insights from COP28: We dive into the highlights of the global climate change negotiations and what it means for energy businesses.

  • Key Regional Insights: Explore data on regional transitioning plans and progress towards a greener future.

  • Top In-Demand Roles: Discover the hottest, most sought-after roles and careers in the renewables sector.

  • Talent Acquisition Strategies: Gain best practice guidance for attracting and retaining top talent.

  • Employer Recommendations: Check out our actionable recommendations for employers.

  • Key Renewables Skills: Learn about the most sought-after skill sets in the industry.

  • Transitioning Talent: We highlight the value of overlapping skills and how companies can move them from fossil fuels and into a sustainable future.

  • Companies Leading the Way: We share insights into companies leading by example in transitioning to renewable energy sources.

In the report, our Associate Director, Mandy Prefling, comments: 

“It’s important to look at the impact on talent following COP28 because there were some major commitments and goals made at the summit. Renewable energy projects are massive undertakings. They cost hundreds of millions of dollars; they take hundreds of thousands of individuals to build them. And those individuals need to have technical expertise. So, if we’re going to reach the goals that the COP28 has put forward, we need to start hiring now.”

Are you ready for a greener future? As we all collectively progress towards more sustainable practices, there’s never been a better time for collaboration. Remember to download your copy of our report, and if you’d like to talk more about your own challenges in hiring for the renewable energy transition, why not get in touch with our expert team?

COP28 Report: Powering the Energy Transition
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Spencer Ogden
01 JUN 2024
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