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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-02901
Asked by: Tess White, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 14 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how the £500 million Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray will be (a) developed and (b) distributed, and who the target recipients will be.

Current status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 23 September 2021


Answer

We will work collaboratively with partners, communities and other stakeholders to take forward the ten-year £500m Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray. The delivery of the Fund will exemplify our co-design and co-delivery approach that will be supported by a programme of broad engagement in the area. This Fund is a new commitment which will require detailed policy design work and implementation planning. We will provide further information on the process in due course.

The Just Transition Fund will support and accelerate energy transition, create good, green jobs and maximise the region’s future economic potential. We are determined to tackle climate emergency and mitigate the impacts of the transition on communities across Scotland, and will work at pace to deliver our sectoral plans for a just transition.