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Sustainable Scotland Network

The Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN), co-delivered by ECCI, is Scotland’s largest network of public sector sustainability professionals.

It helps Scotland’s councils, health services, universities and other public bodies work together on ambitious, evidence-based climate action and adaptation.

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The Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN), co-delivered by ECCI, is Scotland’s largest network of public sector sustainability professionals.

It helps Scotland’s councils, health services, universities and other public bodies work together on ambitious, evidence-based climate action and adaptation.

ECCI, together with resident charity Sniffer, won the contract to provide the SSN secretariat from May 2018. Principal funding for the network is provided by the Scottish Government, with the secretariat based in ECCI’s Edinburgh hub.

SSN accelerates public sector action on climate change by:

  • Showcasing and driving action and collaboration on climate change, sustainability and adaptation
  • Supporting Scotland’s public bodies to understand and shape climate change policy developments
  • Helping Scotland’s public bodies comply with their legal climate change duties and reporting obligations
  • Driving action on Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets through public sector action and influence
“Public sector professionals and organisations are ambitious to play their part in transforming Scotland into a low carbon, climate-resilient nation.
“ECCI and Sniffer will draw on their networks and expertise to accelerate SSN as Scotland’s premier public sector network on sustainable development and climate change, driving forward the change we need.”
George Tarvit, SSN Director

Driving public sector ambition

ECCI and Sniffer have ambitious plans to develop the SSN. We are working to connect climate change action across Scotland’s public sector with expertise, investors and innovators to drive change at scale.

We’ll build on our thriving low carbon network to grow the capacity-building, training and knowledge exchange opportunities offered by the SSN.

And we’ll push to align climate action with the requirements of Scotland’s Climate Change Plan, particularly around decarbonising heat and transport.

Working in partnership

SSN’s strategic partners are drawn from the sectors involved in Public Bodies Climate Change Duties – including NHS Scotland, EAUC Scotland and COSLA.

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