This sector that is targeted for growth at the regional level and currently provides approximately 2,800 jobs locally, nearly half of which are concentrated in the decarbonising sub-sector and includes activities relating to electricity, energy equipment and sustainable transport.
Other notable sub-sectors include activities relating to improving resource efficiency (500 jobs in waste management, reuse and recycling) and multidisciplinary Low Carbon activities (500 jobs in engineering and technical testing).
Primarily based in activities concerned in activities concerned with serving local needs, key sub sectors include:
- Decarbonisation activities that reduce the carbon intensity of other sectors, such as energy production, transport and construction
- Resource efficiency – based around improving resource efficiency, primarily in waste management, reuse and recycling
- Multi-disiplinary low carbon activities – jobs based across the economy, including engineering and technical testing activites