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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.

Committee inquiry

The Committee agreed to hold an inquiry into a Just Transition to net zero for the Grangemouth area.

The Committee wanted to look at how we can support, incentivise and de-risk this transition in a way that benefits both companies and individuals. 

Evidence sessions for the inquiry have now concluded.


Key areas that the Committee was looking to explore were:

  • 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

Your views

As part of the inquiry, the Committee undertook a call for views which closed on 14th February 2023 and received 26 responses in total.

Read the written submissions here


In addition to the public evidence sessions and the call for written views, the Committee visited the INEOS site at Grangemouth. INEOS is a global petrochemical manufacturer and a major employer in the town.

Inquiry Report

The Committee published its report on 21 June 2023. A copy of the report can be found below.

Read the report here




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