Holyrood’s Climate Emergency Summit

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 “As we leave Glasgow, our code word is going to be implementation, follow-up and follow-through” – John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

A year on from COP26 in Glasgow, the focus must move to tangible delivery if we are to achieve our ambitious climate goals.

As the first nation in the world to declare a climate emergency, and with significant net-zero targets, Scotland is recognised as a global climate leader.

Scotland has the climate recovery ambition, but with challenging 2030 targets to reach to address both the climate and nature emergency, now it is time to deliver.

In the midst of this decade of delivery’, join Holyrood for our annual Climate Emergency Summit.

The event will showcase examples of best practice from across Scotland and its public sector to demonstrate how we can translate climate targets into climate action.

  • Day one will look at how we can reach net-zero within the most challenging sectors in Scotland including: housing; transport; energy and buildings; and agriculture.
  • Day two will explore the ambitious targets and action being taken to address nature in the climate emergency crisis, and develop Scotland’s green finance and the circular economy.

Across the two days we will:

  • Discuss what progress Scotland is making relative to its ambition on both the climate and nature crises; identify policy and delivery gaps; and outline what can be done to accelerate the transition in these areas
  • Explore how Scotland’s public sector can move from developing net-zero strategies to delivering them
  • Outline sectoral pathways to 2030 and beyond
  • Make the explicit link between the climate and nature crises, recognising that we cannot solve the climate crisis without also tackling the crisis in nature
  • Highlight Scotland’s role on the world stage as a global climate leader and exemplar of net-zero ambition, innovation and thought-leadership
  • Spotlight climate resilience and adaptation – not just mitigation.

The event is free-to-attend for those working in the public or third sectors. Register now to secure your place. Limited spaces are available for private sector attendees. If you are interested in attending, please email us to be added to the waiting list. 

Dr Martin Valenti
Chair: Dr Martin Valenti
Director of Net Zero
South of Scotland Enterprise
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Chris Stark
Committee on Climate Change
Michael Matheson MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Net-Zero, Energy and Transport
The Scottish Government
Prof. James Curran
Climate Ready Clyde

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      16 Nov 2022 9:30 am
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      17 Nov 2022 4:00 pm
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