Going Beyond Net Zero
Leading the way in the public sector
The world faces a climate emergency and to solve it, countries, businesses and the public sector must all do their part to reduce their climate impacts. ‘Net zero carbon’ targets have emerged to galvanize and guide this global effort, however, consideration must be given to ensure this approach achieves lasting climate benefit.
The revised targets in Scotland, to reduce emissions by 75% by 2030 and fully net zero by 2045 brings a redoubling of efforts across the public sector. Comprehensive carbon management plans, with greater understanding of boundary and wider influence, supported by effective tools to calculate, monitor and ultimately reduce emissions are required. What are the essential principles that can help inform and guide our work and what can we learn from others?
Zero Waste Scotland will launch their net zero plan, outlining the approach and ambitions for reducing the organisation’s carbon footprint. Other public sector bodies, including Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Water will share their latest developments and insights.
Participants will have the opportunity to feedback on their activities and consider what’s needed – policy, technical, and resources – to go further.
This event builds on recent SSN events: ‘Net Zero Ready’ and ‘Offsetting – its role in the roadmap to a zero carbon Scotland 2045’.
Michael Lenaghan, Environmental Policy Advisor, Zero Waste Scotland
Responses from Mark Williams, Head of Sustainability and Climate Change, Scottish Water and Sigmund Craig-Gould, SNH Fleet Manager & HES Fleet Team Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage & Historic Environment Scotland
Registration opens at 9:30am, the workshop starts at 10:00am and closes at 1:00pm with lunch provided.