Holyrood’s Climate Action Summit 2023 took place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 8-9 November, followed by the ever-popular Climate Action Awards and ceilidh on the evening of 8 November.
The Scottish Government has legally binding, ambitious targets in place to meet net zero by 2045. However, a recent progress report to Parliament by the Climate Change Committee claimed that Scotland had lost its lead over the rest of the UK and Europe on tackling climate change.
In a keynote address, Màiri McAllan MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition, set out the steps the Scottish Government is taking to deliver its ambition and accelerate action in tackling the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Holyrood’s solutions-based, forward-thinking Climate Action Summit 2023 considered what practical steps need to be taken now if Scotland is to achieve both its net zero and nature restoration targets.
The event took place following the consultation on the Scottish Government’s Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, and publication of draft Just Transition Plans for Buildings and Construction, Land Use and Agriculture and Transport. It also coincided with their forthcoming Climate Change Plan, expected at the end of 2023, and explored topics including:
- Agriculture and the rural economy
- Enablers such as skills, leadership, and funding
To view pictures from across the two days of the summit, follow this link to our Flickr.