Scotland’s Climate Week

Happening the week of 26 September 2022

Scotland’s Climate Week is an annual event, which started in 2016, to help raise awareness of the global climate emergency and celebrate Scotland’s leadership in taking action against climate change.

Scotland’s Climate Week

Throughout Scotland’s Climate Week, we’re asking businesses and organisations to highlight the changes they’re already making in response to the global climate emergency, and to bring their employees, families and communities into the conversation on what they can do help tackle climate change. The aim is for climate action to become a hot topic of conversation at workplaces, homes and community spaces up and down the country.

Use the hashtag #ScotClimateWeek to promote your activities and get involved in the conversation online.

Scotland’s Climate Week is also the perfect opportunity to look at how your business or organisation is taking action to tackle climate change and reach net zero. It’s a chance to decarbonise supply chains to make them more resilient and adaptable; to upskill and retrain employees, future-proofing jobs and tapping into the increasing pool of labour with green skills; to explore new sources of funding and advice to enable action. Find out more about business support here.

“Firms that adjust their business models to the transition to net zero world will be rewarded handsomely. Those that fail to adapt will cease to exist.”

Mark Carney, Former Governor of the Bank of England

Taking climate action can help drive cost savings, customer loyalty, attraction of talent, new products and services, and resilience. There are many untapped market opportunities - brands that demonstrate commitment to sustainability report up to four times average sales growth!

A collection of vans with the words "100% electric" on them, and an electric vehicle charging point.

Top 5 things businesses and organisations can do now to reduce emissions

  • Understand your impact – calculate your own greenhouse gas emissions to better understand your impact on the climate.
  • Energy use – run your business or organisation on 100% renewable electricity and heating.
  • Transport – investigate options for leasing, purchasing or travelling by ultra-low emission vehicles.
  • Supply chain – encourage your suppliers to make changes to the ways they operate or source local suppliers and products where possible.
  • Waste – reduce, reuse, repair and recycle as much as possible.

Find out more about how your business can do net zero.