Scottish Government Economic Recovery Implementation Plan – CERG comment

The Climate Emergency Response Group, (CERG) a group of civic and business leaders, welcomed the Scottish Government’s priority for a green economy in its response to the Advisory Group on
Economic Recovery today [1].

Speaking on behalf of CERG, Teresa Bray, Chief Executive of Changeworks said:

“We welcome and agree with the Scottish Government’s statement that there is “no choice but to focus on decarbonising and greening our economy” and that Scotland’s recovery will be an environmentally sustainable and green recovery, with a strong commitment to a just transition to net-zero by 2045.

“We also welcome the specific proposals for a ‘greener future’ – for example promoting renewable energy, woodland creation, and leading with public procurement to build home grown low carbon supply chains. We look forward to seeing firm policy and budget commitments to realise these intentions in the forthcoming Programme for Government, Infrastructure Investment Plan and updated Climate Change Plan.”

The Climate Emergency Response Group recently published an eight point plan for Scotland’s green recovery, setting out the practical solutions that the Scottish Government should implement now, in order to capitalize on jobs, health and wellbeing opportunities while responding to the climate emergency – an emergency that has not gone away. [2]

ENDS

Contact: Elizabeth Leighton, Secretariat, CERG elizabeth@leightonconsulting.co.uk
[1] Economic Recovery Implementation Plan
Scottish Government press release
[2] CERG’s Eight Point Plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery

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