Just Transition - next steps

Just Transition infographic with picture of allotments in rural location
Alan Robertson

The Scottish Government has published its first steps towards developing just transition plans for three key sectors of the Scottish economy, with discussion papers published for Built Environment and Construction, Land Use and Agriculture, and Transport.

Co-design will lie at the heart of the development of these plans, therefore it is important that Scottish Government listen to the views of those impacted by the transition as its thinking develops, including rural and island communities and stakeholders. 

To help make informed policy decisions, Scottish Governments Just Transition team are keen to hear from those directly and indirectly impacted by the transition to net zero in each of the sectors. Over the summer they will use these discussion papers to structure engagement with a variety of groups, including business, workers, public sector, local authorities and the general public including rural and island communities. They are also encouraging direct feedback on these papers from interested parties at the relevant email addresses, as listed in each paper.

Information regarding the dates and locations for a stakeholder engagement tour over summer will be announced soon. In the meantime, the team encourage you to share the publication of these documents through your channels and networks to ensure that the voices of rural and island stakeholders are heard.

If you would like to hear more about the engagement opportunities taking place over the summer, and identify ways in which you can participate, you can contact the team through the Land and Agriculture Just Transition Plan LAJTP@gov.scot mailbox.

They also welcome enquiries from interested partners that would like to use these materials to facilitate their own conversations and provide feedback to them.

The discussion materials are available through the following links: