Event Information

15 September 2020 - 15:00
Online - WebEx

Valentine Willmann
Online - WebEx

Towards a sustainable recovery: addressing the twin economic and climate crises - Discussion Series

Scotland Europa

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the next instalment of the Scotland House Discussion Series.  This online discussion highlighting the Scottish perspective on sustainable recovery will take place on Tuesday, September 15, at 15:00 CET (14:00 BST)

How will we ensure Scotland and our European partners build back better? Can public sector collaboration help drive innovation to deliver a green economic recovery? Is collaboration between usual - and unusual - partners the key to a recovery that delivers for people and climate?

As support grows for green recovery in Europe, Jo Green, Chief Officer Green Recovery at SEPA and Andy McDonald, Head of Low Carbon Transition at Scottish Enterprise, will give an overview of the Scottish context and how the country’s Environment and Economic Development agencies are working together to tackle green recovery.

The Scotland House Discussion Series started in 2016 as a programme of events focusing on sharing views, expertise and experience from Scotland with our European partners. This event is the first in our new online series, after a break since February 2020. We hope to maintain the discursive nature of the previous events, so the discussion will be followed by a Q&A session in which sharing views and ideas from participants is as welcome as posing questions for our speakers. Though we will sadly not be able to offer you croissants in Scotland House with this instalment, please do grab yourself a coffee and join us for an insightful discussion with Andy McDonald and Jo Green!

Jo Green leads SEPA’s work on green recovery and the climate emergency. In parallel in recent years Jo has had leadership roles in the voluntary and social enterprise sector. Andy McDonald is delivering Scottish Enterprise support for the growth of the Low Carbon Economy in Scotland alongside public and private sector partners through a just, fair and inclusive transition. Key areas of focus are the decarbonisation of heat, mobility, energy and energy systems and as part of the Hydro Nation programme supporting innovation in the water sector.

SEPA is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator, and works to protect and improve Scotland’s environment. SEPA’s role is to make sure that both the environment and human health are protected, in order to ensure that Scotland’s natural resources and services are used as sustainably as possible and contribute to sustainable economic growth. 

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's national economic development agency. Scottish Enterprise is committed to growing the Scottish economy for the benefit of all, helping create more quality jobs and a brighter future for every region.


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