ECCI is home to a wide range of innovative low carbon organisations including public sector bodies, charities and government agencies.

Asia Scotland Institute

The Asia Scotland Institute is a non-profit organisation which exists to promote a greater understanding of Asia through the sharing of knowledge. The institute runs regular events with global leaders from across Asia, with the aim of stimulating curiosity and fostering an environment which helps to promote the exchange of knowledge.



The China-Britain Business Council is the leading organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business in China, delivering a range of events, tailored research and consultative services. With 60 years’ experience and a diverse 1,000-strong membership, we operate alongside the British Chamber of Commerce in China to support companies of all sizes and sectors from multinationals to SMEs.



The research network ClimateXChange (CXC) – Scotland’s centre of expertise on climate change – acts both as a knowledge broker between researchers and policy, and as a research provider to the Scottish Government and its agencies. The Centre seeks to deliver the best ideas, knowledge and evidence to policy teams as they develop policies for Scotland to be a low carbon economy ready to deal with the impacts of climate change.


Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass. We want the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.


Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage

SCCS is the largest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research group in the UK, providing a single point of coordination for all aspects of CCS research from capture engineering and geoscience, through to social perceptions, environmental impact, law and petroleum economics. Our internationally renowned researchers provide connected strength across the full CCS chain, enabling us to act as a conduit between academia, industry and government.    


Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group

Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group is a business-led leadership group helping Scotland make the transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We act as a catalyst to facilitate business-led collaboration and identify new opportunities for action, offering a safe space for challenging cross-sector conversations and developing new models of leadership for our low carbon future.


Scottish Environmental Services Association

The Scottish Environmental Services Association (SESA) is the sectoral trade association representing Scotland's managers of waste and secondary resources. We work with the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, local authorities and regulators to make Scotland's economy and environment more sustainable by further increasing recycling and improving the management of resources in waste. 



Sniffer is an independent charity that brings people and ideas together to create a sustainable and resilient society. Through stakeholder engagement, training and capacity building we help organisations and communities understand the challenges and opportunities they face and find shared solutions that deliver lasting impact. Sniffer also delivers the Adaptation Scotland programme, a Scottish Government-funded initiative providing advice and support to help organisations and businesses prepare for climate impacts.


Stuart Brown, Zero Carbon Options Development Manager, University of Edinburgh

A Rolls-Royce trained engineer with extensive business and onshore and offshore renewables experience, Stuart’s role is to lead the University’s focus on renewable energy and low carbon projects which could help it to meet its Zero by 2040 commitment. He originally joined the University in 2012 as CEO of its subsidiary company responsible for the construction and operation of the award-winning FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility.