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Scotland’s contribution to COP26: a new online conference

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3 September 2021

On 3 November 2020, over 2,300 people joined Scotland’s Countdown to COP26, an online conference designed to kick off a year of debate and activities to deliver collaboration and climate change programmes across multiple sectors within Scotland and beyond.

Organised by Scotland’s Innovation Centres in partnership with the Herald , the day included inspirational talks from leading thinkers including economist and author of Doughnut Economics, Kate Raworth and Peter Lacy, Europe Lead for Accenture Strategy. The day was supported by several themed parallel sessions, presentations, panel discussions, Q&As, networking, and virtual exhibitions. Video recordings of the day are available to watch on demand.

On 26 October 2021, CENSIS once again teams up with the Herald to deliver a significant follow on event, Scotland’s contribution to COP26: a joined-up Just Transition, focused on Scotland’s transition to net zero.

Delivered exclusively online, the conference will not only examine the speed and scale at which Scotland must move to tackle climate change, but also ensure that no-one is left behind in the process.

On this occasion the conference is delivered in partnership with over 20 governmental, public and third sector organisations from across Scotland.

As Scotland gets ready to welcome world leaders to Glasgow for the COP26 Summit, this event will spotlight Scotland’s efforts in tackling climate change to achieve net zero carbon emissions. These efforts also have benefits and opportunities to create a wealthier, healthier, and more equal society.

This free event will look at important just transition themes such as skills, circular economy, empowering young people, improving health outcomes and delivering sustainable economic growth to the Scottish economy.

Registration is now open – please join us for this full day of presentations, panel discussions, networking and debate.