Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director, responds to the First Minister’s Programme for Government announcement.
“The First Minister’s focus on tackling the climate emergency is welcome and business stands ready to play its role in tackling one of the great challenges of our age.
“Sustainable transition is a key long-term goal, but we must proceed in a way that makes full use of the expertise of our highly skilled oil and gas industry. On actions to achieve net-zero, Scotland simply can’t act alone – the carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology we need to deliver substantive change requires joined-up action across the whole UK.
“The Programme for Government outlines some ambitious spending commitments which makes growing the economy all the more important. Firms will be keen to see clear action on creating a competitive business and regulatory environment that helps them do what they do best – grow, invest and create jobs.”