The Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has published a report analysing low carbon energy supply chains in Scotland which maps out their current capabilities and identifying areas for potential growth.
The study, carried out by Optimat on behalf of the CLF, will identify how its findings can be linked to government policy, low carbon solutions, sustainability and the reshoring of manufacturing to help industry, the Scottish government, and other government agencies maximise the opportunities for developing high-value, high-growth low carbon energy supply chains.
Enabling the growth and success of these supply chains will be key to ensuring Scotland reaches and sustains its target to reach net zero carbon by 2045.
Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, and CLF chair said: “In Scotland we are fortunate to possess the assets and resources we need for a just transition to a net zero carbon society. Our challenge is to support industry in identifying and embracing these opportunities.
“This study helps identify significant prospects in our low carbon supply chains that can benefit Scotland both economically and environmentally. I encourage sector leaders to embrace these opportunities and invest in our low carbon future.”
Fiona MacDonald, impact manager at Built Environment – Smarter Transformation, added: “The CLF Supply Chain Report is an important piece of work that will underpin future investment in and growth of the construction sector. It not only highlights the extent of the challenge Scotland’s net zero target presents, but also the scale of opportunity that it brings to our sector.
“We need to come together to collaborate, innovate and develop these low carbon energy supply chains to make sure that we have what we need as a society and an economy to thrive in a net zero future.”