Scotland's action on climate change

We all have our part to play. The transition to net zero emissions opens huge opportunities to innovate and grow your business in Scotland, and to work with us to develop sustainable solutions and export them to the world.

Let's work together

Scotland is committed to reach net zero emissions by 2045 in a way that's equal, fair and creates opportunities.

From educating and training our future workforce, to protecting peatlands and forests and developing climate technologies, Scotland is playing its part in creating a greener, sustainable future for all.

Watch our video trailer as Scotland looks forward to hosting the United Nations COP26 summit this November in Glasgow.

View of Glasgow Clyde Auditorium "Aramdillo" and SSE Hydro (right) and Bells Bridge and Crowne Plaza Hotel (left)

Scotland is perfect for COP26

Scotland is the perfect place to host COP26 in November which will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners. 

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc, Dundee

Emerging climate technologies

Scotland is on the cusp of a climate tech revolution with Scottish companies developing new tech that can help meet the challenge of global climate change.

Aerial image taken at European Offshore Wind Development Centre, Aberdeen Bay.

Hydrogen energy future

Could hydrogen be the key to Scotland achieving net zero? Our hydrogen, energy and low carbon specialists, Dave Holman and Meinolf Otto share their thoughts.

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Building a sustainable business in Scotland

Biofuel from whisky by-products

Scotland’s national spirit is now powering cars, thanks to groundbreaking research from Celtic Renewables.

The company – a spinout from the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University, founded by Professor Martin Tagney OBE (pictured) – developed a biofuel from whisky residues.

The whisky industry produces over 1,600 million litres of whisky by-products a year that can be converted to fuel – Celtic Renewables’ innovation could help reduce our energy consumption.

Read Celtic Renewables' story

Climate change solutions and opportunities

How Space Intelligence is helping to restore the world’s peatlands
Queens Quay Energy Centre development at Clydebank - Photo credit: Ryden
How heat pumps, hydrogen and geothermal could heat Scotland's homes

Want to learn more about Scotland's green economy? As Scotland’s trade and inward investment agency, we help companies from around the world do business in or with Scotland. If you’re an overseas business looking to set up in Scotland or find Scottish suppliers, we'd love to talk to you.