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Capacity-building stories: Sustainable Scotland Network

Earlier this month, Kathryn Dapré, the chair of SSN and George Tarvit, the Director of the SSN secretariat took part in the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) Network stories series.

SSN, which is co-delivered by ECCI, is Scotland’s public sector network on sustainability and climate change.

The Capacity-building Stories project aims to collect and showcase examples of capacity-building efforts to tackle climate change.

Kathryn and George sat down with the PCCB Network for the fourth story of the project, to answer a few questions about SSN capacity-building efforts, activities, and vision in Scotland.

George Tarvit, the Director of the SSN secretariat said: “We were delighted to profile SSN as part of the Paris Committee on Capacity Building Network’s story sharing series. PCCB Network heard about our work due to the University of Edinburgh being a member of the PCCB Network. Impressed with the new SSN Strategy, PCCB Network invited us to participate in their video case study series.

"With a year to COP26, this was a great opportunity to reach out to the UN’s climate change capacity building community . We look forward to further opportunities to collaborate with international networks and organisations working to accelerate climate action.”

The PCCB Network

The PCCB Network is envisioned as a voluntary association of interested stakeholders engaged in climate-related capacity-building who can share information on good practices of their work, contribute to the work of PCCB in fulfilling its mandate, and seek to connect with their peers across sectors and regions. The goal of the PCCB Network is to foster synergies and enhance coherence and coordination in capacity-building efforts for climate action.

Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN)

Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) is Scotland’s public sector sustainability and climate change network focused on accelerating public sector action towards net zero emissions targets. Members of this network are all major public sector bodies, including local authorities, National Health Service, universities and colleges, as well as interested experts on the topics of adaptation and mitigation to climate change.