Green Recovery | Climate Emergency Series

Green Recovery Image. Paint roller with grass, flowers and bees

The economic crisis caused by the global health pandemic has been unprecedented in the postwar history of the world.  However, it offers the chance of a green recovery. It is time to take bold and decisive action to build a resilient, circular economy that prioritises the growth of people and protects the planet.

Key stakeholders from across the public, private and third sectors, including Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, and Asad Naqvi, Head of the UN PAGE Secretariat, got together to discuss how Scotland can rebuild better as part of a green recovery.

The successful launch event of our Climate Emergency series, Green Recovery, championed the industry-leading work being done in Scotland. Held in November, the conference looked at international best-practice and how we can bridge any implementation gaps.

This event is now available on-demand. Access the video now to learn how we can work together, across borders and sectors, to deliver climate resilience and prioritise wellbeing as part of our economy and our society.

Sponsored by:

Ørsted | IKEA | Orkney Islands Council Harbour Authority | Port of Cromarty FirthScottish Association for Marine Science | Warmworks | Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

This event was part of Holyrood’s Climate Emergency Series, held in the run up to COP26. The series engages key decision-makers and stakeholders in discussions about how Scotland can secure a net-zero through a more inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. 

Holyrood COP26 Fringe Festival

Holyrood’s COP26 Fringe events will take place over 4 days (Wed 3rd – Sat 6th November) in the centre of Glasgow, with each day exploring a different theme. The Festival is planned to take place in-person but there will also be hybrid events over the 4 days that can be joined online. Find out more about Holyrood’s COP26 Fringe Festival here.

Prof. Jim Skea
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Pete Ritchie
Nourish Scotland
Dr Duncan Booker
Glasgow City Council
Hege Sæbjørnsen
IKEA Group, UK & Ireland
Prof. Nicholas J P Owens
Paul Olvhoj
Orkney Harbour Authority
Asad Naqvi
United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (UN PAGE)
Craig McLaren
Royal Town Planning Institute
John Lauder
Sustrans UK
Iain Gulland
Zero Waste Scotland
Roseanna Cunningham
Formerly Scottish Government
Duncan Clark
Jim Brown
Energy Skills Partnership
Ross Armstrong
Hamish Macdonnell
Salmon Scotland
Joanne Allday
Port of Cromarty Firth
Prof. James Curran MBE FRSE
Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Strathclyde
Hamish Trench
Scottish Land Commission   
Gillian Martin
Convener of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, which has been leading on the Climate Change Bill.

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      19 Nov 2020 10:00 am
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      19 Nov 2020 4:00 pm
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