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Secretariat team

The SSN team is part of the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, based at the University of Edinburgh. The team manages network services and the delivery of the annual work programme.

In May 2018 the SSN secretariat was awarded to the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). ECCI's ambitious approach to developing the network is helping connect climate change action across Scotland’s public sector with a wider audience of decision makers. Enhancing and growing the strong capacity-building, training, knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer opportunities offered by the SSN.

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George Tarvit

Director

George joined ECCI in May 2018 to lead our work on the Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN). Before joining ECCI George managed the SSN and a range of sustainability and climate change initiatives at Keep Scotland Beautiful. He has experience of climate change policy, carbon accounting, public sector climate change reporting, managing events and communications, and working with a wide range of organisations to support public sector action on climate change and sustainable development. Prior to leading SSN George worked for Oxfam as Trade Campaign Manager, before taking up post as Oxfam Scotland’s Parliamentary Liaison Officer. George has a degree in Community Studies.

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June Graham

Data & Network Engagement Officer

June joined ECCI in May 2018 as part of the Sustainable Scotland Network team. Her role includes supporting members to take action on emissions reduction and sustainability. She also supports Scotland's public bodies to report on their duties in relation to climate change, adaptation and sustainability and leads analysis of the reporting data. Previous roles include coordinating trans-European projects on urban sustainability research and practice, managing environmental research programmes and developing water environment regulatory frameworks. June has worked for Sniffer, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Environment Agency, Wales. She has Masters in oceanography and environmental resources.

Angela Davidson

Communications Assistant

Angela joined the SSN in October 2021 through the Environmental Placement Programme, following the completion of her MA (Hons) degree in Geography, Society, and the Environment in June 2021 from Heriot-Watt University. Her role supports the development of SSN communications and engagement activities. Angela has a keen interest in using her placement to learn more about developing net zero public organisations and sustainable development. Prior to joining SSN, she was a winner in the Think Rural! Think Digital! Think Ahead! Hackathon 2021, developing an app to ease the provision of essential healthcare services across rural areas in the North Atlantic region. Her specific areas of interest are in developing sustainable cities and communities and promoting a circular economy.

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Lucy Crockert

Communications Officer (currently on maternity leave)

Lucy joined SSN in September 2018. Her role supports programme delivery, including delivering SSN communications, supporting member events and budget management. Lucy has experience of working within the sustainability sector and is skilled in project management, communications, marketing and events. Prior to joining the SSN team, Lucy worked as Programme Manager at Bright Green Business where she managed the Bright Green Business Network and Environmental Placement Programme. Lucy has a degree in Business Management from Queen Margaret University. Lucy is also a Trustee of climate charity, 2050 Climate Group.