a joined-up Just Transition



A collaboration of over 20 organisations from across Scotland teamed up with The Herald on 26 October 2021 for a special, one-day, online conference on Scotland’s transition to net zero – Scotland’s contribution to COP26: a joined-up Just Transition.

The event not only examined the speed and scale at which Scotland must move to tackle climate change, but also ensured that no-one is left behind in the process.

As Scotland gets ready to welcome world leaders to Glasgow for the COP26 Summit, the conference spotlighted Scotland’s efforts in tackling climate change to achieve net zero carbon emissions. These efforts also have benefits and opportunities to create a wealthier, healthier, and more equal society.

The free, one-day conference looked at important just transition themes such as skills, circular economy, empowering young people, improving health outcomes and delivering sustainable economic growth to the Scottish economy.

Online Event


Scotland’s Contribution to COP26: a joined-up Just Transition online conference will took place on Tuesday, October 26 from 9.30am-4.15pm.


Dr Martin Valenti
Director for NetZero, South of Scotland Enterprise

Morning Session

Session 1 – Skills Development

Session 2 – Built Environment

Session 3 – Transport

Session 4 – Public Sector Services

Session 5 – Circularity

Session 6 – Future Workforce

Closing Session

Pre-Event Discussion

Scotland’s contribution to COP26: a joined-up Just Transition

Conference Partners

This event is brought to you by a partnership of Scotland’s innovation, climate action and research ecosystem.

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Who can Register for the event?

This event is open to everyone who has an interest in exploring innovation, inclusive growth, cultural change around climate action, and ultimately, how collaboration could achieve national net zero targets

Is there a deadline to register for the event?

Yes. You must register to attend no later than Tuesday, October 19.

How do I access Scotland’s Countdown to COP26 online conference?

To access this online event you need to register here.

Where can I see the running order?

You can view the event running order by clicking the download agenda tab at the online event section of this website above.

Will I be able to join the event at a different time from when it starts at 10am?

The event has a set start and end time. You will be able to join the event at any time providing you have registered by the above date, Tuesday, October 19 however you may miss some of the speakers if you do. All content will be available for registered delegates on demand after the event ends.

I had to leave mid-way through the event, will the event be recorded?

All keynotes and breakout sessions will be recorded and available for on demand playback after the event for registered delegates.

Where can I find updates on the event?

You can find updates on the event via this dedicated event website, via and by following @IC_Scotland and @HeraldEvents

Will there be any support available should I have any questions about using the platform at the event?

During the event we will have someone on hand for any questions regarding the platform. We cannot support delegate hardware or software issue not related directly with the platform.

What do I do if I have more questions?

We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding the online event or registration. Please contact Head of Events, Kirsty Loughlin by emailing with all enquires.

Please feel free to use #COP26JUSTTRANSITION to notify you will be attending this virtual event.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Kirsty Loughlin, Head of Events, on 0141 302 6016 or
Kirsty Loughlin

Kirsty Loughlin

Head of Events

0141 302 6016

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