A week after the Scottish Government announced Scotland had missed its targets for carbon emission reduction, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group (The Group) rallies Scottish business people together to mark 2020 days until 2020, when Scotland will have to meet a 42% reduction.
The Group, which aims to demonstrate leadership and facilitate collaboration across Scotland to help meet carbon targets, is certain that the longer term target of a 42% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 can still be achieved, providing a high degree of urgency is placed on, and integrated in, businesses and organisations across Scotland.
Ian Marchant, chair of the Group said:
”This event is testament to the fact that people find value in talking and working with other like-minded people, whether it’s a small business or a large corporate or organisation.
“Scotland is showing strong signs of nearing the targets but we need to ensure that we are not complacent – we still have four and a half years to go. Our strategy to facilitate discussion, debate, collaboration and share best practice is benefiting small, medium and large international companies across Scotland.
“The best way to get involved is to look at your own emissions. Work together with suppliers and customers, identifying where there is inefficiency and waste and remove this factor. Innovators and creative people are coming up with solutions day in day out. This practice is better for business and for the environment.”
The Group took this opportunity to launch a new brand identity (above), created to symbolise collaboration, circular economy, efficiency and importantly, nearing a target. A new and updated website/online resource will follow shortly 2020climategroup.org.uk.