Workforce plan needed for emission reduction effort

By Gavin Evans | Wed, 04 Dec 2019


Meeting the country’s 2030 emission reduction targets will require new skills and technologies that are not currently being planned for, the head of the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki says.The economic transformation envisaged to reduce emissions by as much as 50 percent goes far beyond “training the pony express to run much faster,” WITT chief executive John Snook told the Emissions Workshop in Wellington today.You wouldn’t try and build 100,000 homes without having 100,000 builders and electricians, he said, yet there was little...