UK green jobs: The new generation of workers making it work for them

From running huge wind farms out at sea to making new devices to heat our homes, the UK is seeing a rise in interest in so-called green jobs. What counts as a green job? The simplest answer is that it directly contributes to tackling climate change, although many think it should also cover roles that indirectly support that ambition.

Either way, the UK government wants to create more of them, going from 410,000 now to two million of these jobs by 2030, as part of its plans for an economy with zero fossil fuel emissions. It's not a plan without risks, but some areas will provide opportunities to many. Here are three jobs in sectors that are growing - and what it's like to do them.

Low-carbon farming
Visiting 21-year-old Beth Campbell at work in Scunthorpe is like stepping into a world from science fiction. She works as a research assistant for Jones Food Company where she checks thousands of basil plants. 

The water is recycled, the power comes from solar panels on the roof and the crops are sold locally, to avoid environmental costs. Moved by the sight of plastic waste on beaches and of harvests failing, Beth signed up for a degree in chemistry, but heard about vertical farming from a David Attenborough documentary and spotted an opportunity not far from her home. "I applied on a whim and got it, I can't believe it, I was awe when I first came in, the incredible scale of it."

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