September 6, 2017

Business people and students stand and chat at an event in the atrium of Edinburgh Center for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

Start ups consider Climate Change Bill

Findings from a business breakfast organised by Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group will help to inform a Climate Change Bill consultation workshop for start-up businesses, staff and students at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), 20 September 2017.

Experts from ClimateXChange will outline the proposals in the Scottish Government’s Bill, which include increasing the target for greenhouse gas emissions to 90% by 2050.

While encouraging attendees to express their own views on the Bill and to submit a consultation response, ClimateXChange will also share feedback from Our climate future – your competitive advantage?, a meeting of business people and Scottish Government representatives held in Glasgow, 4 September.

The workshop is one of a number events being run at ECCI for Climate Week, 18-22 September 2017, including Raising the bar, a business hackathon about communicating sustainability, organised by Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.

Encouraging businesses to respond

Siobhan Dunn, Acting Project Director, Scotland’s 2020 Group says:

“Big firm or tiny start-up, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group is encouraging businesses to respond to the consultation, so that the Scottish Government has as full a picture as possible about the risks and opportunities presented by transition to a low carbon economy.

“Time-stretched businesses should know that it is not necessary to answer all 13 questions in order to submit a response. Your views on Q11 (opportunities and challenges for business) and Q13 (any other thoughts) alone will be especially welcome. The deadline for consultation responses is 22 September.”

Further information about the consultation, including links to the consultation paper, partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) and a handy briefing note, are available here.

Businesses can respond online via the Scottish Government’s consultation hub.