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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 public sector network on sustainability and climate change.

SSN supports over 600 members across public bodies in Scotland on their journey to net zero. The network supports the public sector to drive action on climate change, scaling up impact through leadership, policy and research.

Principal funding for the network is provided by the Scottish Government, with the secretariat based in ECCI’s Edinburgh hub.

The network supports the public sector to drive action on climate change, scaling up impact through leadership, policy, and research.

Vision, mission & aims

  • Vision: Scotland’s public sector fully engaged in enabling Scotland to achieve its climate change targets while securing a green recovery from COVID-19 and demonstrating leadership in the just transition towards net zero emissions and sustainability.
  • Mission: Supporting and empowering public sector collaboration to accelerate action on climate change and deliver a sustainable future for all.
  • Aims: To support members and public sector organisations to address their climate change duties and demonstrate leadership on climate change and sustainable development. We aim to support public sector action in three inter-linked thematic programmes, Net Zero Places, Net Zero Indirect Emissions, and Net Zero Public Sector Organisations.

Structure of the SSN

SSN is an un-constituted entity, based on a close partnership between network members, core/principal funders, and the University of Edinburgh’s ECCI.

Secretariat

The secretariat is a team of four people based at ECCI at the University of Edinburgh. Find out more about the team and get in touch here.

“Public sector professionals and organisations are ambitious to play their part in transforming Scotland into a low carbon, climate-resilient nation.
“ECCI 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

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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