Economy, Decarbonisation and Skills

How can we move to a more resilient, prosperous, and inclusive decarbonised future Welsh economy?

The transition to net zero presents an opportunity to shift to an economy that is better able to respond to future needs and supports a more equal and prosperous society. The adjustment also presents challenges that will need to be overcome including developing the skills for a green labour market. In response to these opportunities and challenges, WCPP’s Economy, Decarbonisation and Skills programme explores key questions including what a future green economy and society might look like, what it might mean for policy and practice in Wales and what investments in skills and other supporting institutions will be needed.


 

Publications

Our portfolio of projects creates knowledge and evidence around all aspects of the economy, decarbonisation and skills in Wales.
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Publications 5 December 2023
How could Wales meet energy needs by 2035 while phasing out fossil fuels?
Our outputs show that, while reaching the 2035 target is achievable, it will require fast and sustained action to increase electricity generation.
Publications 25 July 2023
How could Wales feed itself in 2035?
To achieve the Welsh Government’s net zero ambitions, Wales needs to reduce its agricultural emissions through changes to farming practices and increased carbon sequestration,...
Publications 28 June 2023
Net zero 2035: Trends and pathways report
While reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in Wales have, so far, kept pace with existing targets on the pathway to achieving net zero by 2050, future...
Publications 12 May 2023
Review of regulatory models for building safety
The Welsh Government is in the process of reforming the building regulation system to ensure ‘people feel safe and secure in their homes'.

 

Projects

Our published research on the economy, decarbonisation and skills provides vital information for policymakers and researchers.
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Projects
Modelling carbon emissions in Wales
The combination of increasing global demand for energy and strict carbon emissions targets have made the decision-making process around acquiring and using energy  complex. In...
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Post-Brexit migration and Wales
The UK Government plans to end free movement of people to the UK from EU countries and the proposed Immigration Bill will have significant implications...
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Towards a just transition in Wales
There has been a resurgence of awareness, among both the public and policymakers, in tackling climate change since early 2019. In Wales, the Welsh Government’s...
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Remote working and the Welsh economy
The Welsh economy is experiencing a profound and unprecedented shock as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. One of the consequences of lockdowns and public...

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We have a wealth of content covering all aspects of the economy, decarbonisation and skills in Wales.

 

Experts

Meet the Economy, Decarbonisation and Skills team
Dr Helen Tilley
Senior Research Fellow
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Dr Jack Price
Research Associate
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Grace Piddington
Research Officer
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Josh Coles-Riley
Research Associate
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Greg Notman
Research Officer
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