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Net zero transition is a chance for businesses to shine

Climate Change brings risk to Scottish firms and their supply chains – but decarbonisation offers not only security, but opportunity, writes Carolyn Stewart, Chief People Officer at Scottish Enterprise. “Scottish Enterprise has placed climate at the heart of everything we do. This is highlighted in our business plan and Net Zero Framework and as an […]

Effort to reduce emissions isn’t a drop in the ocean

It’s the precious natural resource without which our daily lives couldn’t function. Delivering Scotland’s water to five million people, and treating the nation’s wastewater, is a vital responsibility which supports a flourishing country. For more than a decade Scottish Water has been working to reduce carbon emissions associated with these core services – the organisation […]

Concrete Step in the Right Direction

Finding a replacement for energy intensive concrete would make massive inroads into our net zero targets, so could new ‘super-material’ geopolymer cement be the answer? When it comes to inspiration on ways we can save the planet, we really don’t need to look much further than the walls around us, the roads we drive, or […]

Reel insight into change on the road to net zero

Featuring high profile figures such as Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and premiered during COP26, new documentary ‘Scotland: Our Climate Journey’ depicts how the country became a leading light in the global movement towards net zero emissions “The future of the planet is in our hands right now, and it’s just unthinkable that we fail […]

Lessons in how to be sustainable from the ground up

After an introduction to ‘green living’ early in life, Jennifer Henderson, CEO and Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, is now spearheading change within her organisation, and explains how the Climate Solutions Professional course provided the inspiration. “Star Wars or Smurfs? When I was at school, that was the big choice when it came to […]

The Time for Talk is Over: Boards Now Need to Act

IoD Scotland is proactively supporting more directors in Scotland to undertake the Climate Solutions Professional and Accelerator courses as part of its strategy to help directors of businesses in Scotland respond to the climate emergency. Action is needed now, writes Louise Macdonald, National Director, IoD Scotland. “While there has been significant debate over what can […]

Good steer on the road towards net zero

Judi Kilgallon, Project Manager of Climate Change Transformation at the Improvement Service, believes Climate Solutions can boost the collective efforts of Scotland’s local authorities to reduce emissions. “Action is urgently needed from all sectors to achieve Net Zero and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Local Government is well placed to design and deliver […]

Now is the time for leaders in Scotland to step up

Benjamin Franklin once said that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. The climate change crisis, however, is rapidly becoming a close third on that ominously short list. It’s perhaps unsurprising, then, that a tax expert with decades of experience in the energy industry, and who now serves […]

Jacobs Launches Climate Solutions Course to Global Workforce

Course supports learning culture for future green skills to respond to climate change Leading technology-enabled solutions provider, Jacobs, has reaffirmed its commitment to responding to the climate change emergency by offering its entire workforce the Climate Solutions Accelerator course, a 90-minute online course designed to educate participants on climate change and the actions that can […]