Key Points
  • Gain insight into the CCF Capacity Building Programme: toolkits of the support and training for CCF Grant Recipients
  • Review existing legislation and programmes that are already supporting the improvement of the energy efficiency of homes, businesses and public buildings
  • Learn to collaborate with other businesses and local authorities to reduce emissions
  • Evaluate the progress of Cleaner Air for Scotland and explore solutions to air quality management: clean air zones and transport planning
  • Discuss the health risks associated with air pollution and costs associated with lung, heart and circulatory conditions


Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Tom Russon, Climate Change Division’s Legislation Team Leader, Scottish Government
  • Professor Keith Bell , Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Alastair Seaman, Climate Change Manager, Keep Scotland Beautiful
  • Jamie Brogan, Head of Innovation and Skills, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
  • Dr Faye Wade, ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Energy Efficient Scotland
  • Paul Thom, Technical Director, Changeworks
  • George Tarvit, Project Director, The Sustainable Scotland Network
  • Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Paul Thom, Technical Director, Changeworks
  • Cllr Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow Council
  • Fraser Crichton, Assistant Transport Manager, Dundee City Council
  • Dr Mark R. Miller, Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

    The Scottish Government’s plans to strengthen the target of their Climate Change Bill puts Scotland amongst one of the most ambitious countries in the world. However, more still needs to be done to ensure a systematic response going forward to successfully reach net-zero by 2045.

    Join us this October for Holyrood Insight’s Climate Change in Scotland Conference, where key stakeholders will unite to explore future policy design and strategies to combat the issue of climate change.

    Our Keynote, Tom Russon, will be giving you special insight into the Scottish Governments’ plans to reach the new 2045 targets.

    Moreover, you will also discover how local authorities, businesses, and community-led organisations can lead the way for change, reduce emissions and use grants to their advantage.

    The event offers an invaluable opportunity for those in the environment, energy, local authority and innovation sector to network and share best practice in preparation for reaching 2045 targets.


Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:15
Registration, Coffee, and Networking

 

09:15 - 09:25
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

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Professor Keith Bell

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09:25 - 09:55
Keynote 1 Reviewing Targets for 2045 and Gearing Towards Net Zero

 
  • Reviewing the progress of the last 10 years under current frameworks
  • Acknowledging the importance of future good policy design and why it is vital to keep costs low and maximise benefits
  • Preparing for low carbon economies and its impact on key sectors
  • Gearing towards a renewables-based electricity system: practical steps businesses and local authorities can take to act now
  • Encouraging simple, low-cost options, efficiency in buildings, tree planting, and the recycling of food waste


09:45 – 09:55 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Tom Russon Climate Change Division’s Legislation Team Leader, Scottish Government

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09:55 - 10:15
Keynote 2: The Role of Community Action in the Journey to Net Zero

 
  • The strategic role community action can play in the journey to net zero 
  • Inspiring examples from the frontline       
  • Key learning from ten years of practice         
  • Where next for communities and climate action?

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Alastair Seaman Climate Change Manager, Keep Scotland Beautiful

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10:15 - 10:55
Exploring how Local Authorities and Businesses can Reduce Emissions and Manage Climate Risk

 
  • Exploring the unique challenges that Local Authorities face and strategies that can be adopted with limited budgets
  • Engaging communities with local action to decrease emissions
  • Collaborating with other Local Authorities to share best practice
  • Capitalising on innovation for a sustainable future
  • Realising corporate responsibility and building the correct models 
10:35 – 10:55 Joint Questions and Discussion

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Jamie Brogan Head of Innovation and Skills, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

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10:55 - 11:30
Coffee and Networking Break

 

11:30 - 11:55
Case Study: Energy Efficient Scotland: Learning how to Implement Successful Strategies

 
  • Building on existing legislation and programmes that are already supporting the improvement of the energy efficiency of homes, businesses and public buildings
  • Reviewing the work being done with Local Authorities to develop Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES).
  • Transforming the energy efficiency and heating of buildings so that buildings are near zero carbon

Speakers

Paul Thom Technical Director, Changeworks

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Dr Faye Wade ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Energy Efficient Scotland

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11:55 - 12:35
The Circular Economy and Scotland’s Carbon Footprint

 

12:15 – 12:35 Joint Questions and Discussion


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Iain Gulland Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland

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12:35 - 13:45
Lunch and Networking Break

 

13:45 - 14:15
Keynote 3: Delivering Co-benefits for Air Quality and Climate Change Through Effective Policy Co-ordination

 
  • Reviewing the success and impact of the Cleaner Air for Scotland strategy
  • Discussing how both greenhouse gas and air pollution reductions can be achieved through joined up policy
14.05 – 14:15 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Andrew Taylor Air Quality Policy Manager, Scottish Government

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14:15 - 14:30
Evaluating the Health Risks to Air Pollution

 
  • Understanding the health risks associated with air pollution and the costs associated with lung, heart and circulatory conditions
  • Reviewing where government policy and relevant industry should lead in reducing harmful impacts on public health
  • Educating and engaging with the public on what they can do to reduce the impacts of air pollution

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Dr Mark R. Miller Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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14:30 - 15:20
Exploring Strategic Approaches to Reducing Transport Emissions

 
  • Reviewing the outcomes of Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZs) and The National Modelling Framework (NMF)
  • Discussing how electrical transport can reduce the impacts of pollution, and the actions that can be taken to successfully implement this
  • Developing transport planning by looking at which policy need to be explored and changed to support climate change targets

15:00 – 15:20 Joint Questions and Discussion

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Fraser Crichton Dundee City Council

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Cllr Anna Richardson City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow Council

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15:20 - 15:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Professor Keith Bell

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Jamie Brogan Head of Innovation and Skills, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

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Yvette Burgess Unit Director, Housing Support Enabling Unit

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Fraser Crichton Dundee City Council

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Iain Gulland Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland

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Dr Mark R. Miller Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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Cllr Anna Richardson City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow Council

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Tom Russon Climate Change Division’s Legislation Team Leader, Scottish Government

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Alastair Seaman Climate Change Manager, Keep Scotland Beautiful

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Andrew Taylor Air Quality Policy Manager, Scottish Government

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Paul Thom Technical Director, Changeworks

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Dr Faye Wade ClimateXChange Research Fellow, Energy Efficient Scotland

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Venue details

Central Edinburgh Central Edinburgh


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