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Question reference: S6W-23582

  • Asked by: Brian Whittle, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 5 December 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 13 December 2023


To ask the Scottish Government how it defines the term "just transition" in the context of urban communities.


The Scottish Government defines a just transition as both the outcome – a fairer, greener future for all – and the way we get there by developing action in partnership with those impacted by the transition to net zero.

Extensive co-design and engagement with impacted communities, including those in urban places, is informing the development of our sectoral draft Just Transition Plans for the Energy, Transport, Land Use and Agriculture, and Built Environment and Construction, due to be published next year.

Furthermore, we have committed to developing regional just transition plans during the course of this Parliament. These will aim to outline the challenges and opportunities faced by regions and identify actions to both mitigate and realise these.