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S6W-05787: Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is on track to apply its guidance on active carbon management to each City Region and Growth Deal.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 28 January 2022

We have been proactive in our approach to minimising carbon emissions associated with the City Region and Growth Deals programme, taking expert advice from industry on the latest national and international best practice. We have now rolled out our innovative carbon management guidance across all 12 Deals. This is an ongoing and proactive carbon management process, facilitated by our dedicated Deals Sustainable Development Manager. Support and training is being provided to all regional partners to ensure the guidance is correctly applied, and that carbon emissions are minimised in accordance with best practice.