SSN newsletter 24.01.18

Knowledge exchange: SSN member news

New Report Shows Impact of Climate Change on Historic Sites
A ground-breaking report outlining the climate change risk to Scotland’s historic sites, and next steps for managing this through in-depth assessment and investment, has been published by Historic Environment Scotland. The Climate Change Risk Assessment Report is a major step forward in a comprehensive and ongoing exercise to understand, monitor and manage environmental risk to HES’s diverse estate.

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar Pledge To Go Plastic-Straw Free
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has become the first local authority in Scotland to pledge to go plastic-straw free in the battle against plastic pollution. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has sourced paper straws for use in all our schools and civic catering establishments.

Progress in construction of recycling and energy recovery facility
It is only 15 months since the ground was broken at the site in Millerhill, Midlothian and over this time construction of the new state-of-the-art energy-from-waste plant, which will serve the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian, has reached an advanced stage.


SSN and partner updates

Climate Change Reports Analysis
SSN is due to publish an Analysis Report on this year’s public bodies’ climate change reports on Wednesday 31st January. The analysis report will be published on the SSN website and a special newsletter will provide information on the report and other climate change report activities.

Low Carbon Infrastructure Support - £60 million fund open
A £60m fund to keep Scotland at the forefront of low carbon innovation is now open for business. The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) will fund large scale projects which support the ambitions of Scotland’s Energy Strategy. Projects which deliver low carbon heating solutions, integrated energy systems, and ultra-low emission vehicle charging infrastructure will be able to apply for up to £100,000 to develop investment-ready business cases or financial support of up to 50% of the total capital value of a project up to a maximum of £10 million per project is available for capital–ready projects.

Anna Hunter’s Leaving the SSN Team
Having been instrumental in developing the SSN Newsletter, we thought it appropriate to let you all know that Anna Hunter is leaving the SSN team for pastures new. Anna joined the SSN team in 2008 and is leaving us on 31st January to take up the post of Communications Manager with Bobath Scotland. Anna led the development of the SSN Newsletter from what it was in 2008 to what it is today and had been the brains behind many of the designs for SSN Conferences and SSN publications, as well as having been a key member of the team on many of our events and campaigns over the past decade. We wish Anna all the best for her new career move.


Other key news


Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning - new edition out now 

The Scottish Managed Sustainable Health Network (SMaSH) has published a report  on scope 3 emissions in the health sector.

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