Presentation from Kit England, Glasgow City Council’s Green Economy Manager, on the city’s Green New Deal, which seeks to ensure that the local transition to a carbon net zero economy is framed around an agenda for economic inclusion.
On 8 September 2021, IGN members participated in the network’s second workshop in its Green Growth series, focusing on local levers for a just transition. 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. In this presentation, Glasgow City Council’s Green Economy Manager Kit England sets out the key steps being taken to combine the twin goals of the Green New Deal, securing economic and climate justice together, to create a decarbonised and resilient local economy that everybody can participate in and contribute to.