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Scotland's low carbon future

There are many challenges and opportunities as Scotland transitions to net zero, but it is ideally placed to play a leading role in the journey to a global low-carbon future.

Why Scotland?

Scotland may be a relatively small country, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in an ability to forge ahead in tackling global climate change. 

It has abundant natural resources, a culture of innovation, unrivalled government support and world-class research and development facilities. This means Scotland is ideally positioned to play a leading role in the global journey towards a greener, more sustainable, low-carbon future.

Net zero opportunities

Across the world, business sectors will be looking to maximise the opportunities from transitioning to net zero. It’s important that Scotland’s businesses are part of that success.

There are already a growing number of companies across Scotland which are trying to work more efficiently and with a reduced impact on the environment. New market opportunities are also opening up for innovative Scottish companies whose expertise and technology can develop the low carbon solutions needed for the future.

The key to success will be embracing both the economic and environmental benefits of sustainability. And businesses should start to prepare now for the challenges ahead.

Fortunately, starting this journey towards this needn’t be a challenge. There's an abundance of support you can call on to guide you step by step, from measuring your current carbon footprint, to helping you set goals and milestones along the way to eventually becoming a net zero business.

Practical support to make your business sustainable  

The race to net zero is already well underway, and businesses across Scotland should start thinking about their own journey towards sustainability to make the most of this opportunity.

So, what are the first steps you need to take on this journey? How will you turn the climate emergency into a climate opportunity for your business? These are the questions that our experts can help with.

We have a dedicated team of sustainability specialists to provide support on the practical measures needed to improve your environmental performance - from business efficiency through to developing sustainable strategies. Our experts work with companies of all sizes across all sectors to help them achieve their sustainability goals. 

The support we offer is very diverse. We can help you with projects such as:

  • Improvements to business premises
  • Products and services
  • Processes and operations
  • Marketing
  • PR
  • People

We don't act in isolation. Scottish Enterprise is part of a group of partners providing a coordinated approach to supporting businesses on their sustainability journey.

The environmental regulatory landscape is also changing to better support businesses which see tackling climate change as part of their mission. And it’s encouraging that Scotland’s business-facing agencies are aligning to support environmentally-conscious businesses go beyond compliance.

For example, Scotland's nature agency, Nature Scot is driving the promotion of nature-based solutions. So it’s very clear that Scotland’s agencies are ready to stand alongside businesses in their net zero journey.

Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey, or your business already has a specific project in mind, we'll help you get the right support. 

Ready to get started?

Whether you’re just starting your journey to environmental sustainability, or you already have a project in mind, our experts can help.

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