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The next major in-demand workplace skill


Data from reports on skills (eg the World Economic Forum Job Skills Report and the LinkedIn Economic Graph) have identified these high demand skills:


Data Analytics/Science

Creative Intelligence (Complex Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Creativity)

Digital Literacy


The importance of these is set to grow exponentially.


We need to add another skill to this mix: Carbon Literacy — defined as “the awareness of climate change and the climate impacts of mankind's [& businesses] everyday actions.”


This decade we have a tiny window of opportunity to keep global heating below 2°C. In order to do so, we are going to need to decouple revenue generation from fossil fuels and transition to clean energy.


Your business is going to need a clear picture of what your current emissions are and produce a roadmap to end those and transition operations to renewables. The faster you do this the more disruption you will avoid.


In the South African context we have a unique set of issues. (See Chris Yelland: You have to take responsibility for your own electricity future in South Africa – Expert

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