About the Inquiry
A green, just and resilient recovery has been highlighted by Governments across the world, including the Scottish Government, as essential in effectively responding to the current challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis (including the social and economic challenges).
The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee is undertaking an inquiry to establish the principles that should underpin a green recovery, to identify key actions for change, immediate priorities, potential barriers to implementation and the governance arrangements needed to deliver this.
The Committee launched an open call for views on 26 June 2020 (which can be found below) and wrote to several experts across the UK to seek further detail on the aspects identified above (the deadline for responses to both is 7 August 2020). As part of this inquiry, and following on from the evidence session on 15 June 2020, the Committee also agreed to write to the Scottish Government to explore the parameters of a green recovery in more detail (response deadline is 31 July 2020).
The evidence we gather will support the work of this committee, and other parliamentary committees, on scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s green recovery plans. After gathering written views, the Committee will take oral evidence from experts and stakeholders in September, hear from various Cabinet Secretaries in October, and report ahead of the 2021/22 draft budget and the updated climate change plan.
The Committee issued a call for views on 26 June 2020. The closing date for written submissions is 7 August 2020.
Read the call for views
The Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary setting out questions with regards to the inquiry. Read the letter:
The Convener wrote to the Scottish Parliament's subject committees advising of the work being carried out. Read the letter: