The move to a low carbon economy will be characterised by the development of low carbon environmental goods and services, and by business being more efficient with resources.
Scotland’s low carbon environmental goods and services sector includes sub-sectors such as renewable energy, water and waste management, building technologies and sustainable transport.
The market value of the sector in Scotland is around £9 billion, with 4,000 companies employing 73,950 people. The sector is expected to grow to around £12 billion by 2016, and low carbon employment in Scotland could increase to around 130,000.
Chemical Sciences - Environmental and Clean Tech Opportunities
The Scottish economy is increasingly embracing emerging environmental and clean tech markets. To help the chemical sciences industry in Scotland make the most of these growth areas we've produced a report summarising the key opportunities available.
Low Carbon opportunities in construction
Low carbon products and services offer huge opportunities for the construction sector. To help the industry in Scotland make the most of this growth area we've produced a report summarising the key low carbon opportunities available.
Low Carbon Built Environment Expert Service
The Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) Expert Service is a free service that prepares construction companies for the low carbon market by offering practical advice on issues such as design or prototype development, collaboration between companies and academia, and funding opportunities as well as relevant Scottish Enterprise products.