Adrian Gillespie, CEO, Scottish Enterprise

Grasping the climate opportunity at COP26

Scottish Enterprise events put businesses in world spotlight with a virtual “shop window” that will showcase innovative Scottish businesses and projects to investors and customers around the world during COP26.

The economic opportunities for Scotland in the face of climate change will be laid bare in a series of events being hosted by Scottish Enterprise.

Scottish companies will get the chance to engage with industry leaders, climate experts and policy makers across nine themed days and over 20 events which will throw a spotlight on Scotland as a world-class location for inspiring a greener economy.

All the events will be available to participants via a live online feed that ensures a lower carbon footprint as well as adherence to Covid 19 safety principles.

Scottish Enterprise CEO Adrian Gillespie said: “We are delighted to launch a unique event programme for COP26, during which we will showcase outstanding Scottish businesses and projects making an impact on a global scale.

“In doing so we hope to inspire others to go further and faster to achieve a net zero Scotland by 2045 and to contribute to the global effort against climate change.”

The themes in the Scottish Enterprise programme include:

  • Zero Emissions Transport/HDVs
  • Offshore Renewables, Wind and Marine
  • Scotland’s Green Investment Showcase
  • Decarbonising Heat
  • Circular economy (ZWS)
  • Green Skills
  • Climate Tech
  • Hydrogen
  • Net Zero

Speakers at the various events will include Chris Stark Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change; Scottish Government ministers; Orbital Marine CEO Andrew Scott and Clare Mack, the CEO of Scottish Renewables.

Further details of the business events and how to register can be found on the Scottish Enterprise website at https://bit.ly/SECOP26SCAZ speakers are being added to the programme.

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Photo caption: Scottish Enterprise CEO Adrian Gillespie is delighted to launch a unique event programme for COP26 to  showcase outstanding Scottish businesses and projects making an impact on a global scale.

 

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