Climate Emergency Response Group
The Scottish Government has been praised for taking opportunities to accelerate action to net-zero as part of a green recovery to the impacts of COVID-19, but a year ahead of COP 26, the country needs a plan of action to go with its world-leading targets to show global leadership, according to a group of civic and business leaders.
Published 23 November 2020
The Scottish Government must apply the same focus in driving a vibrant green recovery as it is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, says Elizabeth Leighton.
Published 9 September 2020
Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government plans to “generate significant economic growth, combined with a focus on supporting jobs, skills and training” but warned that new proposals on planning contradicted such intentions.
Published 6 August 2020
Retrofitting buildings is one of a number of key actions the Scottish Government should undertake to ensure Scotland’s post-COVID-19 sets a path to net zero, according to a group of civic and business leaders.
Published 13 July 2020
A £3 billion Green Investment Portfolio and a vow to end polluting gas heating in new homes within five years are part of the Scottish Government’s next steps to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament yesterday.
Published 4 September 2019
A group of civic and business leaders has called on the Scottish Government to enhance building standards to deliver zero-carbon homes and accelerate Scotland’s energy efficiency retrofit scheme as part of a series of recommendations to ramp up its response to the climate emergency in its forthcoming Programme for Government.
Published 26 August 2019