Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM BST
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Alison Jones 


EDAS Conference 2021- Session 2: People 

This 4-part conference is the headline event in our Climate Conversations Series, running throughout 2021-2022.

This second session explores the ambitions and implications of the Net Zero transition on our people- globally, for Scotland and for Scotland's economic development community.

The EDAS Conference 2021, 'Planet | People | Place: Scotland's Climate Opportunity' series aims to be action-focused and participative; contributing to the direction of travel, and opening of opportunities for those on the ground. Session 1: 'Planet' summary is available here



13:00-13:10 Welcome and Introduction 

Liz McEntee, EDAS Chair

  • Audience Poll

Global to Local - A Strategic Overview

13:15 Professor Dave Reay, Chair in Carbon Management and Education, University of Edinburgh; Member of Green Jobs Taskforce, UK Government; and Chair, Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan (CESAP) Implementation Steering Group, Scottish Government

13:30 Marissa Lippiatt, Head of Climate Emergency and High Value Manufacturing, Skills Development Scotland 

13:45-14:00 Audience - Panel discussion

  • Audience Poll

14:05 BREAK 

Global to Local - Opportunities for All

14:10 Katie Phair, Head of the Net Zero Transition Policy Unit, Scottish Government

14:25 Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

14:40 - 14:55 Audience - Panel discussion

  • Audience Poll
15:10 Closing Remarks, Liz McEntee, Chair EDAS 



We are delighted to offer this session free to EDAS Members. If you are unsure if you are a member, please contact alison@edas.org.uk.

Non EDAS member fees are 50 + VAT. Alternatively, you can join EDAS and take advantage of our membership benefits, please visit our website



Joining details will be circulated in the afternoon of Wednesday 8th September. This event will take place on Zoom. If you are unable to download Zoom, there are other options to join: 1) Join from your browser, 2) Try connecting from a personal device 3) Watch as we broadcast live on our YouTube channel. 



To support networking and help you get the most out of our event, we will provide those coming with a list of the names and organisational affiliation of those attending.

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