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Climate Emergency Series: Green Recovery

The economic crisis caused by the global health pandemic has been unprecedented in the postwar history of the world.  In recovery, it is time to take bold and decisive action to build a resilient, circular economy that prioritises the growth of people and protects the planet. 

Key stakeholders from across the public, private and third sectors, including Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and Asad Naqvi, Head of the UN PAGE Secretariat, United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy, got together to discuss how Scotland can rebuild better as part of a green recovery.

Sessions from the conference, which took place on 19 November, are now available on-demand.

Sessions Available to Watch On Demand

Ensuring a Just and Green Recovery

  • Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
  • Duncan Clark, Head of Region UK
  • Gillian Martin MSP, Convener, Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, The Scottish Parliament
  • Asad Naqvi, Head of the UN PAGE Secretariat, United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (UN PAGE)

Securing a Green Recovery: Planning, Green Infrastructure and Resilience

  • Craig McLaren, Director of Scotland & Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Paul Olvhoj, Business Development Manager, Orkney Harbour Authority

Enhancing the Blue Economy to Secure a Green Recovery

  • Professor Nicholas J P Owens, Director (SAMS), Principal (SAMS UHI) and CEO (SAMS Research Services Ltd), Scottish Association for Marine Science

Developing Green Skills

  • Sara Thiam, Chief Executive, SCDI
  • Jim Brown, Director, Energy Skills PartnershipQuestions & Discussion

Building a Resilient, Wellbeing Circular Economy

  • Hege Sæbjørnsen, Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA Group, UK & Ireland
  • Iain Gulland, CEO, Zero Waste ScotlandQuestions and Discussion

Protecting & Supporting Local and Rural Economies to Survive and Thrive

  • Hamish Macdonell, Director of Strategic Engagement, Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO)
  • Pete Ritchie, Director, Nourish Scotland and Convener of Scottish Environmental LINK Food and Farming Group

Securing a Just Transition 

  • Professor Jim Skea, Chair, Just Transition Commission & Co-chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Ross Armstrong, Managing Director, Warmworks

All-Star Panel: Achieving Net-Zero Future through Green Recovery

  • John Lauder, Deputy CEO, Sustrans UK
  • Hamish Trench, Chief Executive, Scottish Land Commission
  • Joanne Allday, Strategic Business Development Manager, Port of Cromarty Firth
  • Dr Duncan Booker, COP26 Stakeholder Manager, Glasgow City Council

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Speakers

  • Professor James Curran, Chair, Climate Ready Clyde; Fellow, Scottish Environmental LINK and Former Chair, James Hutton Institute & Former Chief Executive, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) (Chair)
  • Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
  • Asad Naqvi, Head, Secretariat, UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
  • Gillian Martin MSP, Convener, Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, The Scottish Parliament
  • Duncan Clark, Head of Region UK, Ørsted
  • Hege Sæbjørnsen, Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA Group, UK & Ireland
  • Professor Jim Skea, Chair, Just Transition Commission & Co-chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Dr Duncan Booker, COP26 Stakeholder Manager, Glasgow City Council
  • Ross Armstrong, Managing Director, Warmworks
  • Paul Olvhoj, Business Development Manager, Marine Services, Orkney Harbour
  • Craig McLaren, Director of Scotland & Ireland, Royal Town and Planning Institute
  • John Lauder, Deputy CEO, Sustrans; Executive Director, Sustrans Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland
  • Hamish Trench, Chief Executive, Scottish Land Commission
  • Sara Thiam, Chief Executive, SCDI
  • Iain Gulland, Executive Director & Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Hamish Macdonell, Director of Strategic Engagement, Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO)
  • Jim Brown, Director, Energy Skills Partnership
  • Joanne Allday, Strategic Business Development Manager, Port of Cromarty Firth
  • Professor Nicholas J P Owens, Director, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) & Former Director, British Antartic Survey
  • Pete Ritchie, Director, Nourish Scotland and Convener of Scottish Environmental LINK Food and Farming Group

 

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