Scotland's Response to the Climate Emergency
The new climate targets set in the Climate Change Act will require significantly raised action, investment and planning to deliver across all sectors in Scotland.
Scotland’s approach to tackling climate emissions must be driven by a transformational Just Transition at a pace and scale that will meet Paris Agreement commitments. This includes our Recovery Plan for coronavirus, the revised Energy Strategy and the now delayed Climate Change Plan.
That’s why Friends of the Earth Scotland, Scottish Environment LINK and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland brought together experts from six key sectors to share their ideas on how we cut emissions and improve lives. Their expert contributions were heard by Just Transition Commissioners and Members of the Scottish Parliament as well as hundreds of people who tuned in to watch from home!
The presentations, including recordings and PDFs, from the sector discussions and the final reflections can be found below.
Electricity and Energy
- Benny Talbot, Community Energy Scotland
- Laurie van der Burg, Oil Change International (presentation)
- Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch (presentation)
Buildings and Heat
- Elizabeth Leighton, Existing Homes Alliance (presentation)
- Fabrice Leveque, WWF Scotland (presentation)
- Frazer Scott, Energy Action Scotland (presentation and notes)
Waste and Circular Economy
- Phoebe Cochrane, Scottish Environment LINK (presentation)
- Heather McFarlane, Fidra (presentation)
- Michael Cook, Community Resource Network Scotland (presentation)
Unfortunately there is no recording available from this presentation.
- Gavin Thomson, Friends of the Earth Scotland
- Andrew Adam, Sustrans Scotland (presentation and notes)
- Ellie Harrison, Get Glasgow Moving (presentation and notes)
Agriculture, Land use and Marine
- Andrew Midgley, RSPB Scotland (presentation)
- Keesje Avis, Nourish Scotland
- Calum Duncan, Marine Conservation Society (presentation)
- Gabrielle Jeliazkov, Platform London (notes)
- Craig Dalzell, Common Weal Scotland (presentation)
- Linda Holt and James Glen, Mossmorran Action Group
- Richard Hardy, Prospect Scotland & Ireland National Secretary and Just Transition Commissioner
- Claudia Beamish MSP, member of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.
- Mike Danson, Professor of Enterprise Policy at Heriot-Watt University and Just Transition Commissioner