Sustainable Scotland Network staff and members are gearing up for this year’s annual conference titled ‘Pathways to 2030: Public Sector Climate Action’, taking place on Tuesday 1 November in Glasgow.

Held at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre, discussions will focus on how to unlock the potential of public sector climate action, how to increase momentum, and how to foster improved partnership working. The conference also provides an opportunity for delegates to engage with the development of Scotland’s Climate Change Plan.  Tickets are still available for the conference, and those interested in attending are asked to book as soon as possible.

The morning plenary will include a Ministerial Message from Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scottish Government, plus keynote contributions from:

 - Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

 - Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Strathclyde

 - Andrew Darnton, Managing Director at AD Research and Analysis and independent expert in behaviour change theory

 - Heidi Hauf, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future


Delegates will also be able to participate in parallel sessions. Contributors and topic areas include:

- Alison Pridmore, Aether consultancy: Climate Change Co-Benefits

- Alex Hilliam, Changeworks: Understanding and incorporating behaviours into plans and projects for reducing emissions

- Tom Andrews, Soil Association: Becoming a Good Food Nation

- Barbara Morton, Sustainable Procurement Ltd: Delivering Sustainable Outcomes

- Kathleen Robertson, Scottish Government: Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme

- Chris Morris, Local Energy Scotland: Demonstrating a whole system approach to realise the aims of Scotland’s Energy Strategy

- Tom Lessells, Energy Saving Trust: How to take control of your business transport

- Ben Twist, Creative Carbon Scotland: Culture Shift: Working with the arts and culture for mitigation and adaptation

- Janice Grey, Smarter Choices, Smarter Places: Delivering targeted local interventions to influence sustainable transport choices

For further information, and to register, please visit the SSN conference website.

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