Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM GMT
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Alison Jones 

Net Zero Community of Practice - ‘Stimulating Green, Just and Nature-based Jobs’ 

This event will welcome Skills Development Scotland to discuss the Climate Skills Action Plan and Green Jobs Workforce Academy, before we hear from NatureScot and entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett on rural and urban examples of best practice in creating green and nature-based jobs.

The event will be chaired by Charlie Woods, EDAS Vice Chair and Director of Scottish Universities Insight Institute. The agenda is as follows:

1:30 Introduction – Chair

1:35 The skills system and the business perspective on creating more green jobs: David Coyne, Senior Policy Advisor, Skills Development Scotland

1:45 Defining green, just and nature-based jobs and advice to practitioners on how to support: Claudia Rowse, Deputy Director of Sustainable Growth, NatureScot

1:55 Creating just, green and nature-based jobs in practice: Jeremy Leggett, Executive Director, The BunLoit Rewilding Project

2:05 Questions for the panel

2:15 Discussion and polling

2:45 Close

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About our Net Zero Community of Practice... 

At the Economic Development Association Scotland conference in May 2021, EDAS committed to establishing a Community of Practice that enables economic development actors to become climate leaders. We then launched shortly after the June inaugural meeting, where key focus areas were decided.

Building on the knowledge gained from the recent COP26 in Glasgow, there is no better time to continue the Net Zero Community of Practice. EDAS are therefore delighted to invite members and those operating within an economic development role to attend the upcoming series.

During Community of Practice events attendees will hear from experts across the public, private and charitable sectors. Speakers will share knowledge, translate policy, but, most importantly, draw on real-life examples of best practice in Scotland and from across the globe. It’s an opportunity to explore what Net Zero looks like in practice, to hear how others are finding solutions to common problems so that you can then apply learnings within your own organisation.

The Community of Practice will encourage bold action in place of rhetoric. It will focus on how organisations are reaching for Net Zero within the discipline of Economic Development, as opposed to reiterating policy and process.