Economy and Fair Work Committee
Inquiry – Just Transition for the Grangemouth area
Scotland’s economy and the skills and industries that drive economic growth both now and in the future are a key part of the Committee’s remit.
There is currently a target of 2045 for Scotland to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero.
Industry is the second highest carbon emitting sector in Scotland after transport and the Scottish Government aims to reduce emissions by around a third by 2030.
The Committee has agreed to hold an inquiry into a Just Transition to net zero for the Grangemouth area.
The Committee wants to look at how we can support, incentivise and de-risk this transition in a way that benefits both companies and individuals.
Key areas that the Committee is looking to explore are:
- what planning and engagement has started for the transition to net zero
- economic and employment benefits of a net zero transition
- the skills that we’ll need to support the transition over the next two decades
- how can we measure the transition
- how can we ensure the learning from the Grangemouth; transition supports the wider transition across Scottish industry
As part of the inquiry, the Committee undertook a call for views which closed on 14th February 2023 and received 26 responses in total. The Committee will start taking oral evidence at the end of February.
Read the written submissions here