Finance is key to enabling us to unlock Scotland’s ambitions for a low carbon economy and more sustainable future. The Finance Group will help prompt the best environment possible for the deployment of finance to support the delivery of a 42% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 by providing expertise, making the financial case for low carbon investment and helping define structures for the deployment of finance.

Priority Objectives and Actions for 2012

  • Work with Fund managers to identify opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning to improve understanding about renewables and climate change related investments. This would involve organising an event/conference to pull together relevant organisations to discuss where joint working could result in better understanding in the sector.
  • Focus on district heating and drive through change, overcoming barriers relating to that market. This would involve making sure all the barriers to deployment and uptake are identified and to draw up a plan to tackle the barriers.
  • Work with the organisers of the next Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference to develop and host stepping stone events and potentially contribute to the planning, thought-leadership and delivery of the conference.

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