Scotland's Just Transition
The Just Transition Commission is a diverse mix of academics, third sector, unions, power sector, environmental groups and housing groups. The Commission is chaired by Professor Jim Skea and other members include Professor Karen Turner of Strathclyde University and Charlotte Hartley from the 2050 Climate Group.
Local climate change projects funding announced
Funding of up to £75,000 to support local climate action in the UK has been announced by the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN). Proposals are invited for the first round of the PCAN Fund, backed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which will support up to six projects worth £5,000 – £35,000 each, out of a total of £75,000.
What's your climate strategy?
Sustainable Scotland Network Event
SSN members shared knowledge and experience on strategy development and delivery at a Network event on 29 May at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Around 70 members gathered to consider how to set targets, galvanise leadership and embed a credible blueprint to deliver on the Climate Change Plan.
Scottish Universities recognised for their sustainability
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) was recently given an award by the Guardian for their new and inspiring campus. The carbon neutral campus is technology focused, ensuring high levels of energy efficiency and features cycling storage and infrastructure to support active travel. In the same month, the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) was awarded Gold status by Green Tourism. Both universities have demonstrated significant commitment to sustainability in higher education that engages staff, students and visitors on campus.