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SCDI plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) have developed a plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis with our Clean Growth Leadership Group and our members. It has 12 big ideas for how we kick-start the Scottish economy, create new green jobs and accelerate our progress to net-zero. It contains four fundamental principles: Impact –…

Rural Scotland has a greater role to play in our economic success

SCDI have published the report of their Rural Commission outlining steps they believe are necessary to unlock more of Scotland’s economic potential. Launched in April 2018, the Rural Commission was established to look at the economy throughout Scotland and consider actions that can help people and businesses in every part of the country. With 42…

A power company’s potent vision: From neutral to negative emissions

Drax Group drastically reduced its carbon footprint by shiftingfrom coal to biomass. CEO Will Gardiner discusses the costs andchallenges to scaling up its model in this report published by Mckinsey & Company. Drax, a power-generation company that provides 6 percent of the United Kingdom’s electricity, is moving from coal-based power plants to plantsbased on biomass,…

How a post-pandemic stimulus can both create jobs and help the climate

The $10 trillion in stimulus measures that policy makers have allocated could be decisive for the world’s low-carbon transition. Here’s how organizations can bring economic and environmental priorities together. The COVID-19 crisis has understandably taken much attention away from the threat of climate change, as institutions devoted themselves to protecting lives and livelihoods. Sustaining an…

The impact of COVID-19 on future mobility solutions

As the global pandemic spreads, transportation and mobility systems need to prepare for the future. This article published by Mckinsey & Company highlights how public life in many countries has ground to a halt with huge consequences as a result of COVID19. Automotive OEMs and other players within the mobility industry are among the hardest…

How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying

The coronavirus crisis will transform aviation, giving airlines their best chance yet to address climate change. Sustainable fuels are a key part of that strategy. This Mckinsey & Company article considers the current retrenchment in the aviation industry by virtue of COVID19 and the extent this will lead to structural changes that might provide an…

Climate math: What a 1.5-degree pathway would take

Decarbonizing global business at scale is achievable, but the math is daunting. The current Mckinsey & Company’s flagship publication, Mckinsey Quarterly, has a special focus on Climate Change. This article asserts adapting to climate change is critical because, as a recent McKinsey Global Institute report shows, with further warming unavoidable over the next decade, the…