As part of our Conference Call to Action (see video link below), we committed to establishing a Climate Community of Practice, creating a space to collaborate and promote economic development actors to be climate leaders, professionally and personally through learning, knowledge sharing, collaboration and creating legacy.
We will continue the conversations between experts and practitioners, translating policy into practice and drawing on best practice in Scotland and globally. This is a broad and exciting agenda for economic development practitioners that includes pressing issues such as emissions reduction, adopting and scaling low carbon solutions, ensuring a just and inclusive transition, creating a more circular economy, restoring our natural capital and adapting to climate change.
EDAS has over 3000 members across Scotland, working in every conceivable economic development role across all sectors so we are uniquely placed to reach this community and to create spaces for vital conversations. Our role is to inspire, to share, to develop and encourage our members; to recognise what can be done, and to put in place the support that is needed through information, events, learning and practice.
If this resonates with you, please join us at the launch of the Climate Community of Practice on Thursday 24th June.
10:45 Welcome and Introduction: Liz McEntee, Chair, EDAS
10:55 Ministerial Address: Richard Lochhead, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work
11:05 Q & A
11:15 Delivering the support you need: Introduced by Ewan Mearns, Strategy Team Leader, Scottish Enterprise
11:50 Closing remarks and Next Steps (close 12:00)
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