The idea of a ‘Green New Deal’ has gained traction, particularly as we look to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, to capture the scale of opportunity in green sectors. This has the potential to support recovery, develop new skills and employment opportunities, and reduce carbon emissions and environmental degradation.
As hosts of this year’s United Nations COP26 summit, Glasgow has been recognised for its local leadership in the delivery of a just transition. Its approach focuses on putting communities first in a drive to secure good jobs and opportunities for residents in addressing the climate emergency, informed by the memories and legacies of the city’s post-industrial past. For the second workshop in the IGN’s Green Growth series, Glasgow City Council’s Green Economy Manager Kit England joined to tell us more.