ScotlandIS Head of Research and Policy, Marc Strathie, has been welcomed as an honorary member of the Climate Solutions Network by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
The Network is a community of professionals who have graduated from one of the Climate Solutions courses, administered by Jump Digital on behalf of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and are seeking to take meaningful action on climate change. The network will meet with leading climate scientists, policymakers, and analysts, to discuss key issues and their solutions.
The Climate Solutions Accelerator course is particularly notable in that its content includes contributions from some of the world’s leading figures in the fight against climate change.
Those featured include global campaigner Greta Thunberg, ex-Irish President Mary Robinson, former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and recent UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
This honorary membership follows the research and publication in March of Scotland’s first ever analysis of its Climate Tech landscape, conducted by ScotlandIS in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise. This report offered insight into the innovations currently being made by the technology sector towards reducing carbon emissions, and the economic opportunities that this could present for Scotland.
You can read the full report, including case studies and additional resources, in the ScotlandIS Climate Tech Hub.
Strathie and the ScotlandIS Policy Steering Group will continue to engage with the UK and Scottish Government as we build towards COP26.
This includes our series of ‘Climate Tech’ events in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, in the run up to COP26. These cover a variety of topics including the circular economy, investment and innovation, and are open to all organisations to attend. You can see the upcoming events listed in the Hub or register for the next event in August here.