Our Net Zero Skills Support programme has been modelled on Skills Development Scotland’s Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan. With a global focus on decarbonisation a key part of COVID economic recovery, this initiative will help ensure that SMEs are ready to play a role in Scotland’s green recovery, and can take full advantage of opportunities for diversification, strengthening sustainability and planning their own net-zero route map.
The programme is a result of discussions with member companies following their feedback early in 2020 where a strong majority of respondents (92%) reported that their organisations recognise that the declared climate emergency is real and requires an urgent response. When asked to describe the organisation’s view of the threat or opportunity that the business faces from this, 46% stated they were concerned, while only 18% saw opportunity, giving this initiative a clear target to improve that balance. This is a twelve-month programme funded by Skills Development Scotland, with support open to all Scottish engineering and manufacturing sector SMEs, and will be delivered through a series of online workshops and one-to-one sessions, with supporting materials developed and made available digitally.
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Following our successful series of webinars covering all of the eight chapters of the Scottish government updated Climate Change Plan, and taking into consideration the input and feedback we are receiving during our 1-2-1 discussions with Scottish businesses, we would like to invite you to our next webinar on Tuesday 16th November 2021, 8.30-10.00am. This session will focus on the main standards available to develop and verify a Net Zero roadmap, namely the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the Science Based Target Initiative, the international ISO14064.1 and the British PAS2060.
Following a similar format to our previous webinar series, as well as presenting the standards themselves, their associated standards and the guidance and tools that could be used in their implementation, our project lead, Dr. Eric Boinard will review the areas where they converge and diverge. He will also suggest recommendations in their selection and suitability as a function of business’ circumstances.
The event will conclude with a short Q&A opportunity.
Dr. Eric Boinard joins the ScotEng team to lead this project. Bringing a wealth of experience to the programme along with a keen interest in sustainability and lean operations, Eric will deliver this twelve-month programme through a series of online workshops and one-to-one sessions. Our Net-Zero Skills Support Programme is fully funded by Skills Development Scotland and the support is open to all Scottish engineering and manufacturing sector SMEs.