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Net Zero Community of Practice – Measuring and Reducing Carbon Impact

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

This session will cover practices for measuring carbon impact and approaches to then reduce it. Speakers from Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the Green Action Trust will summarise the current landscape and plans for the future.

The event will be chaired by Charlie Woods, EDAS Vice Chair and Director of Scottish Universities Insight Institute. The agenda is as follows:

2:00 Introduction – Chair

2:05 Carbon Impact Approaches and Methodology in City and Regional Growth Deals: Lewis Barlow, Sustainable Development, Scottish Government

2:15 Green infrastructure and experience in evaluation: Dr Emilie Wadsworth, Director of Development, Green Action Trust

2:25 Updated Guidance and the NetZero accelerator: Ken Maxwell, Sustainability Specialist at Scottish Enterprise

2:35 Questions for the panel

2:45 Discussion and polling

3:15 Close


The course takes place online. Details will be circulated to those who register in advance of the event. 

Book your place here! 


More about our Net Zero Community of Practice…

At the Economic Development Association Scotland conference in May 2021, EDAS committed to establishing a Community of Practice that enables economic development actors to become climate leaders. We then launched shortly after the June inaugural meeting, where key focus areas were decided.

Building on the knowledge gained from the recent COP26 in Glasgow, there is no better time to continue the Net Zero Community of Practice. EDAS are therefore delighted to invite members and those operating within an economic development role to attend the upcoming series.

During Community of Practice events attendees will hear from experts across the public, private and charitable sectors. Speakers will share knowledge, translate policy, but, most importantly, draw on real-life examples of best practice in Scotland and from across the globe. It’s an opportunity to explore what Net Zero looks like in practice, to hear how others are finding solutions to common problems so that you can then apply learnings within your own organisation.

The Community of Practice will encourage bold action in place of rhetoric. It will focus on how organisations are reaching for Net Zero within the discipline of Economic Development, as opposed to reiterating policy and process.


To support networking and help you get the most out of our event, we will provide those coming with a list of the names and organisational affiliation of those attending. Furthermore, we typically take photographs of proceedings in order to highlight or showcase EDAS’s activities.

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Alison Jones