Jamie Brogan, ECCI’s Climate Partnerships Lead, has joined the governing Council of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce - an independent membership organisation which supports the business community in Edinburgh to grow and achieve success.
Supporting over 1,000 organisations who employ more than 120,000 staff, the organisation facilitates connections and offers events, training and advocacy.
With the City of Edinburgh Council setting out to acheive the most ambitious Net Zero target in the UK in recent years - aiming to decarbonise the city by 2030 - Jamie aims draw on ECCI expertise and networks to assist the Chamber in supporting the business community to reach targets and help make Edinburgh a greener, healthier city.
Jane Clark-Hutchison, President, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Climate emergency and Net Zero is increasingly a high priority for businesses. The City of Edinburgh Council has the most ambitious Net Zero target in the UK, aiming to decarbonise the city by 2030.
As a Chamber of Commerce, we are working in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council to support the city’s Sustainability Strategy. We also have a key role to play in supporting the business sector transition to Net Zero and become more aware of the urgency for action and the role we all have to play, collectively, in delivering our ambitions.
"We are delighted to have Jamie Brogan join the Chamber’s governing Council, his expertise and experience will be vital to ensure we are fully informed and develop the policies and plans to support and influence engagement and action from our members and the wider business community” - Jane Clark-Hutchison, President, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
Jamie Brogan, Climate Partnerships Lead, ECCI, said: “I’m really excited to be joining the Chamber team and helping them support Edinburgh businesses to respond to the opportunities and challenges in transitioning to a zero carbon city economy.
“There’s so much the business community could do to support that transition and to help make Edinburgh a greener, healthier city – the Chamber can help bring that community together to take collective action on climate impact.”- Jamie Brogan, Climate Partnerships Lead, ECCI
Jamie leads ECCI's Climate Partnerships team in developing and leading a portfolio of partnership projects aiming to deliver impact at scale and designed to support place-based transformation at a city level, to tackle systemic problems and accelerate climate commitments across key sectors, and to help small businesses be successful in and to drive the transition to a zero carbon economy.
Key partnerships include the ESRC-funded The Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) project, scaling citywide climate action across Edinburgh, Leeds, Belfast and London; and Edinburgh Climate Commission - tasked with driving action on the climate crisis and Edinburgh’s commitment to be a Net Zero Carbon Emissions city by 2030.
Net Zero Edinburgh
The Chamber recently launched a new website with information and support for Edinburgh businesses, residents and visitors on how they can help the Capital meet its target of net zero by 2030.
Run by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, the Net Zero Edinburgh site highlights climate events and workshops taking place across the Capital in the run up to the global climate conference.
It also provides practical information and support for the city’s residents and visitors on the latest guidance on travel and working in Edinburgh during the November event.
The site also offers a series of resources and toolkits for businesses and visitors on reducing their emissions and highlights key projects and programmes of work which will help support the city meet its ambitious climate targets.