The CBI organised a sequence of round tables to discuss Scotland’s priorities for decarbonisation. These discussions took place during the same week as the Prime Minister’s announcement that the UK would adopt a new net-zero target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, making these events extremely timely. Meanwhile, Scotland is currently legislating for its own 2045 net-zero target, achievable because of Scotland’s renewable energy resources and potential for carbon capture technologies.
We aligned the round tables to the three campaign strands of the CBI Powering the UK’s low-carbon future campaign, which cover power, transport, heat and energy efficiency. The aim was to inform the CBI’s policy positions across these crucial areas, with a particular focus on recommendations that the CBI will make for decarbonisation priorities during the 2020s in a report later this year. The round tables included representatives from the UK and Scottish governments and Scotland’s Just Transition Commission, which pr