The highly-anticipated Scottish Net Zero Roadmap (SNZR) has been launched at an event in Edinburgh today. The report is the culmination of two years’ work led by NECCUS and offers a comprehensive plan for the actions required to achieve Scotland’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2045.
The event, sponsored by Crown Estate Scotland, will brought together leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss the report’s findings, and explore opportunities for collaboration in the journey towards net zero.
The SNZR report provides a detailed analysis of Scotland’s current industrial emissions and identifies a roadmap for abating these emissions 5 years ahead of the UK net zero target of 2050. The report also sets out a number of recommendations, including the promotion of technologies such as carbon capture and storage, and using hydrogen in place of fossil fuels.
John Lamont MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, highlighted the importance of the report in shaping Scotland’s future decarbonisation strategy.
Mr Lamont said: “Projects like the Scottish Net Zero Roadmap are vital to achieving our net zero ambitions and supporting economic growth across the country. This work, supported by funding from the UK Government, provides a clear path for Scotland’s largest industrial emitters to move to net zero. Together we can make Scotland and the UK a world leader in clean energy transition.”NECCUS CEO Ronnie Quinn said: “The launch of the SNZR report represents a significant amount of work from a broad range of stakeholders. Scotland’s net zero target is ambitious, and this report is a crucial step in identifying the challenges we face and the opportunities we have to reduce emissions across Scotland’s industrial sectors. I look forward to discussing how we can work together to turn the report’s recommendations into action.”