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Regional Partnerships for the Future - Accelerating Climate Action

Almost 100 SSN members and associates gathered at the ECCI, Edinburgh to hear speakers and engage in discussions on partnerships and collaborative working as effective tools to scale up action, trigger significant investment and stimulate low carbon growth across Scotland.

Key highlights from the discussions included:

· Transformation through collaboration is key, to overcome multifaceted, complex, cross cutting challenges, and applying multidimensional solutions through cross exchange and shared learning.

· Partnerships can build capitals and capacities (social, financial, political, intellectual), can resolve policy tensions and can also bring complexity - they require attention and leadership.

· Alignment – sharing capacity and resources, can bring greater buy-in and mainstreaming, to scale up action at pace and deliver significant emission savings.

· Greater accountability, monitoring and feedback should give us an evidence base which enables better, fairer decisions and impact.

Launching Action Groups for 2019 – it's not too late to sign up!

We are using the discussions and insights from the course of the day to help inform our future work and priorities.

We have established thematic ‘Action Groups’ on:

· Governance

· Finance

· Reporting

These groups will drive further strategic exchange and learning among members, supported by the SSN Secretariat, Steering Group and external expertise. The Action Groups will be member derived and member driven, solutions oriented, with clear objectives, limited to a six-month lifespan and review, and guided by the SSN Secretariat. There will be more information in the new year!

SSN members who did not manage to sign up on the day, or could not attend the event, can get involved in the Action Groups by contacting

In case you missed anything or were unable to attend, presentations from the day are available on our website. You can view our delegates list here.

A photo gallery from the event is now available to view online.

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