Net zero for the Grangemouth area

Closes 14 Feb 2023

Opened 20 Dec 2022

Overview

Scotland’s economy and the skills and industries that drive economic growth both now and in the future are a key part of the Committee’s remit.

There is currently a target of 2045 for Scotland to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero.

Industry is the second highest carbon emitting sector in Scotland after transport and the Scottish Government aims to reduce emissions by around a third by 2030.

Committee inquiry

The Committee has agreed to hold an inquiry into a Just Transition to net zero for the Grangemouth area.

The Committee wants to look at how we can support, incentivise and de-risk this transition in a way that benefits both companies and individuals.

Remit

Key areas that the Committee is looking to explore are:

  • what planning and engagement has started for the transition to net zero
  • economic and employment benefits of a net zero transition
  • the skills that we’ll need to support the transition over the next two decades
  • how can we measure the transition
  • how can we ensure the learning from the Grangemouth; transition supports the wider transition across Scottish industry

How to submit your views

Please submit your views using the online submission form, linked to below.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

Alongside written evidence, the Committee will also take oral evidence and carry out external engagement. The Committee’s views will be reported during 2023.

  • what local economic and employment benefits should the community expect from a transition to net zero?
  • what engagement has there been between the public sector, industry and local communities in planning for the transition to net zero?
  • what is the level of understanding of what skills will be in demand in the Grangemouth cluster to support the transition to net zero?
  • is industry confident that it has access to the skills and the labour needed to meet the demands of the next two decades, and if not, what are the concerns?
  • what support has there been for innovation such as demonstrator projects. What are the other opportunities that Grangemouth could take advantage of?
  • how can we measure whether the transition in the Grangemouth area is achieved in a ‘just’ way – what data should be collected to measure this?
  • how can innovation in the Grangemouth area support the transition to net zero across Scottish industry?
  • how can policy makers ensure that local supply chains benefit from the transition to net zero in the Grangemouth area, and across Scotland

Interests

  • EFW