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

Speakers

  • Benny Talbot, Community Energy Scotland
  • Laurie van der Burg, Oil Change International (presentation)
  • Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch (presentation)

Buildings and Heat

Speakers

Waste and Circular Economy

Speakers

Unfortunately there is no recording available from this presentation.

Transport

Speakers

Agriculture, Land use and Marine

Speakers

  • Andrew Midgley, RSPB Scotland (presentation)
  • Keesje Avis, Nourish Scotland
  • Calum Duncan, Marine Conservation Society (presentation)

Industry

Speakers

  • Gabrielle Jeliazkov, Platform London (notes)
  • Craig Dalzell, Common Weal Scotland (presentation)
  • Linda Holt and James Glen, Mossmorran Action Group

Reflections

Speakers

  • 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