As Scotland faces rising and record levels of unemployment in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, our paper sets out how climate action and green jobs can contribute to a Just and Green Recovery in Scotland.

Urgent government intervention is required to boost investment, to create good jobs for the thousands of people made unemployed and set us a path to a just and green recovery that protects those worst hit by the pandemic, while investing in a better future for everyone.


Key points include:

  • Kickstart a programme of ​public green job creation​ with investment in national green infrastructure projects, including in energy efficiency, sustainable transport and renewable heating.


  • Attach ​binding conditions​ to all recovery funding, to reduce emissions from business and industry in line with Scotland’s climate targets.


  • Commit to giving no public funding to fossil fuel developments​, including CCS, CCUS and fossil fuel-derived Hydrogen, instead setting a timetable for fossil fuel phase out and creating a Just Transition plan for affected workers.