Briefings & Evidence

Universities Scotland’s Submission to the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on the transition to Net Zero

We have provided evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee to help with their inquiry on the transition to Net Zero. The inquiry, which began earlier this year, is now looking at the role of skills and workforce planning in supporting the achievement of Scotland’s net zero ambitions.

Our submission highlights the role of universities in developing the skills required for the transition to Net Zero. Universities provide graduate skills, with sustainability education increasingly embedded in the curricula, and support the upskilling and reskilling of those already in the workforce. Universities are a close partner with local authorities and others, working regionally and nationally in support of green skills development and adaptation to net zero.

You can read our full submission here.