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Chamber and committees

Net Zero and Construction: Perspective and Pathways

  • Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 19 November 2021
  • Motion reference: S6M-02200

That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Construction Industry Training Board's (CITB) new report, Net Zero and Construction: Perspective and pathways, which examines the skills and training required to retrofit homes across the UK to a higher standard of energy efficiency; recognises that the report aims to provide a deeper understanding of the net zero challenge for construction employers; welcomes the six priority actions that the report identifies that governments, working with the construction industry, could bring forward; understands that this includes developing a costed national retrofit plan, which would provide construction employers, particularly SMEs, the confidence to invest in green skills due to a long-term pipeline of work, and encourages the Scottish Government and the industry to work collaboratively to develop the skills required to deliver a national retrofit plan, and to enable the sector to play a key role in meeting Scotland’s net zero targets by 2045.

Supported by: Paul Sweeney