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MacKay Hannah Ltd: Scotland’s Journey To Net Zero: Delivering On The Scottish Government’s Response To Climate Emergency – TRAINING – ONLINE/WEBINAR

November 3 @ 9:25 am - 1:30 pm

| £135

This conference discusses the Scottish Government’s objective of achieving a net zero Scotland by 2045, considers the policy and funding commitments announced by the First Minister to support that objective and looks at the challenges and opportunities for core carbon-emitting organisations, sectors and services in responding to the Scottish Government’s ambitions.

Prior to the emergence of coronavirus, climate change had forced its way to the front of the policy agenda. Scientific evidence, natural disasters and climate extremes regularly commanded news schedules and the Scottish Government responded with a series of initiatives announced in its Programme for Government. In addition, a number of major strategy deliberations have been clustered around the response to climate emergency and have given additional opportunity to conceive and deliver a concerted policy and spending response to the challenge. The advent of Coronavirus has not lessened the climate challenge.

The priority given to the challenge by the Scottish Government has been categorical. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister, Scottish Government has said: “In the next 12 months, we will receive the recommendations of the Infrastructure Commission, publish a finalised transport strategy, complete our capital spending review, renew the national planning framework and publish an updated climate change plan. All that work is vital in ensuring that Scotland becomes a net zero emissions nation.” Programme for Government debate, Scottish Parliament, 3rd September 2019.

The Infrastructure Commission report, the Scottish Government’s Capital Spending Review, development of National Planning Framework 4, an updated Climate Change Plan, the new National Transport Strategy and the climate priorities of the Programme for Government 2019-20 together constitute an unprecedented chance to genuinely join-up policy, spending and implementation focussed on achieving net zero. So how do we take advantage of this opportunity to ensure that potential is turned into delivery?

Key Points

  • Discuss how we can fund transformational change
  • Explore the need to join up strategy, policy and delivery
  • Learn the potential for developing smart low carbon city regions
  • Assess the prospects for decarbonising infrastructure
  • Discover how we should evolve from transport to clean, smart mobility
  • Know the role of behaviour change in consumption
  • Understand the benefits of reinventing our relationship with energy
  • Engage with the importance of consumers as market


November 3
9:25 am - 1:30 pm
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