Question reference: S6W-23584
- Date lodged: 5 December 2023
Current status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 13 December 2023
To ask the Scottish Government how it defines the term "just transition" in the context of rural communities.
The Scottish Government defines a just transition as both the outcome – a fairer, greener future for all – and the way we get there by developing action in partnership with those most likely to be negatively impacted by the transition to net zero.
We recognise that rural communities face particular challenges. Our sectoral Just Transition Plans for the Energy, Transport, Land Use and Agriculture and Built Environment and Construction, due to be published next year, will respond to these.
We have committed to developing regional just transition plans during the course of this Parliament and these will be underpinned by extensive co-design and engagement. They will outline challenges and opportunities faced by regions and identify actions to both mitigate and realise these.