New programme to ‘unlock £200m of public sector investment’ for net zero

SourceEnergy Voice
CountryMiddle east

A new investment programme has been launched which will eventually unlock £200 million of public sector investment to help Scotland achieve its net zero target.

The Green Growth Accelerator will speed up low carbon infrastructure projects across the country, providing extra resources and technical support to local authorities.

Applications are now open for six projects – which will be developed with £1 million – to help test the model ahead of further rollout in 2022/23.

It has been developed in collaboration with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) and announced by Net Zero Secretary Michael Matheson ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament on addressing the global climate emergency.

Mr Matheson said: “Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to acknowledge and respond to the global climate emergency and our dedication to ending our contribution to climate change by 2045 is absolute.

“Urgent, collective and collaborative action is required in order to ensure a just transition to net-zero.

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