Bitesize

Bitesize: Where can Scotland’s businesses, public sector and organisations show the greatest leadership in tackling national and global climate mitigation?

The Bitesize initiative aims to bring together leaders from Scotland's businesses, public sector and organisations with climate related experts to create a shared agenda of joined up action and common goals.

Bitesize identifies those areas where Scotland’s businesses and other bodies can work together to show the greatest leadership in tackling national and global emissions reductions.

ECCI hosted an invitation-only, full day event on 9 September to take forward the findings in the Bitesize report, bringing together people from business, academia, the third sector, national and local government. Laurent Fabius, the French lead at Paris COP 2015, was also awarded the Shackleton medal for leadership by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society at a castle reception in the evening.

The event drew together people from business, academia, third sector, national and local government, and discuss the specific interventions that can make a big difference.

The aim of the event was to come to a shared agenda of joined up action and common goals that can create solutions and a climate for progress and influence policy.

To do this the participants tackled some key questions:

  • Which actions have the greatest potential to be implemented in the next five years?

  • What interventions are needed in order to create acceptance for the changes required?

  • Which organisations and individuals could have the greatest leverage?

Interviews with senior cross-sector experts

Mike Robinson, Director RGSC & Bitesize Co-ordinator

 

Andy Kerr, ECCI Executive Director & Bitesize Co-ordinator


Ross Martin, SCDI


Laurent Fabius, Chair Paris COP 21


Agriculture, Forestry & Land Use

Prof Dave Reay

Iain Gulland

Buildings

Elizabeth Leighton

Liz Marquis

Cities & Settlements

Claire Mack

Richard Bellingham

Energy

Hugh Muschamp

Industry

Jan Bebbington

Transport

George Hazel