Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group was a business-led initiative focused on encouraging businesses to play their part in meeting Scotland’s ambitious carbon reduction targets.
The group comprised of a voluntary, non-executive board of eight people drawn from the Scottish business community. The initiative was supported by the Scottish Government, which funded a small Secretariat to manage the board’s administration and communications. The Secretariat was provided by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) until 31 March 2018 when the Group dissolved.
The Group was formed in 2009 when the Climate Change (Scotland) Act was passed unanimously with support from both NGOs and the business community to set stretching targets. The Group provided a platform for all sectors in Scotland to learn and share best practice on transitioning to a low carbon economy, reducing environmental impact, and developing sustainably. The group also encouraged senior business figures to become low-carbon leaders in their sectors by changing their own business practices and encouraging others to do the same.