Associate feature: Sparking a green recovery
As 2020 began, expectations were high as Scotland prepared to host the biggest international summit in UK history, bringing together nations to take meaningful action towards a net-zero carbon future. In a momentous turn of events, the world faced collective uncertainty. Yet as we emerge from this difficult time, working together to overcome the global challenges that we have faced, hope is not lost.
Now, we look ahead and consider how the many lessons and skills that we have gained over past months will enable us to continue to move in the right direction, adapting to a lowcarbon future and a green recovery for Scotland that will generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
During the lockdown period we saw wildlife return to urban spaces across the UK, sparking an appreciation for the benefits of our natural environment. This inspiring change has demonstrated that we must become more determined and creative in our response to the climate emergency.
It is often difficult to understand how our individual actions can have a meaningful global impact. Yet an area which is familiar to us all, including Salix, is the built environment. This is something that we can shape for the better. This is an environment in which we all play a significant role. It is more than our homes, it is the schools our children attend, the leisure centres we exercise in, the libraries, universities and colleges we study in and the hospitals we have relied upon so much. Through reducing our energy use and ensuring our built environment is as efficient as possible we can collectively reduce our local and national carbon emissions.
Salix is proud to be working in the villages, towns and cities of Scotland to support this journey to a safer, greener future.
Annie Shepperd, CEO, Salix Finance
This piece was sponsored by Salix Finance