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Just Transition Commission call for evidence: analysis report

Analysis of the responses to the Just Transition Commission's call for evidence.

Scotland has set a target to move to a net-zero economy by 2045. Significant change is required to realise these ambitions and will necessitate structural shifts to the economy and our society.

In 2018, the Scottish Government established the Just Transition Commission (‘the Commission’) to provide Scottish Ministers with practical, realistic, and affordable recommendations which: maximise the economic and social opportunities of a net-zero economy by 2045; build on Scotland’s existing strengths and assets; and understand and mitigate risks.

Following publication of its interim report in February 2020 the Commission ran a Call for Evidence, providing stakeholders across Scotland – individuals, representative bodies, public bodies and businesses – with an opportunity to share their views in advance of the Commission’s final report.

Six open consultation questions covered: the economic and wider social opportunities and challenges associated with meeting Scotland’s climate change targets; the actions the Scottish Government should take to manage these; what a successful transition to net-zero emissions would entail; and steps to address issues faced by groups or communities that may be adversely affected.

The Call for Evidence received 274 responses. This report presents the range of views expressed and common trends in comments. Responses to the consultation, where permission for publication was granted, can be found on the Scottish Government’s website.

Just Transition Commission: Call for Evidence Analysis Report 90 page PDF 1.5 MB


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