Meeting Scotland’s ambitious net zero targets will require rapid transformation across all sectors of the economy and society, effecting our jobs, the way we live and the way we do business. The notion of a just transition was incorporated into the 2015 Paris Agreement as a way of signalling the importance of maximising positive social impacts of climate policies for workers and communities and minimising any negative repercussions.
In partnership with the Scottish Government, the RSA is holding a series of events across Scotland to explore how a just transition can help build a wealthier, healthier and fairer nation. On Saturday 6 August we will be holding a workshop in Dumfries to explore how changes to the energy system could impact the local community.
We want to hear from a wide range of different people in the community and you don’t need to have background knowledge on the energy system to get involved. From more renewable electricity being produced by wind turbines, to a shift from gas boilers to heat pumps in our homes, together we will explore how new technologies and societal changes are driving Scotland’s shift to net zero and collectively imagine positive visions for the future of your local area.
We hope that by attending the event you will have the opportunity to:
1. Learn about futures thinking tools and methods that the RSA has developed and build your understanding of net zero issues that are important for Scotland.
2. Contribute to the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Planning by sharing your personal lived experience of how net zero could impact your local area.
3. Build connections with others in the community and have fun using creative design approaches to imagine better futures for your local area.
The event will take place at The Crichton Central from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the RSA. If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with Amy.McInulty@rsa.org.uk