Scotland leads on net zero islands conference

Hosted on the Shetland Islands, delegates will visit from across the Nordic regions to see energy projects being built and discuss how to reach carbon-neutrality

Big Zero Report 2023

The Scottish government has organised a two-day conference for islands to discuss net zero.

Hosted on the Shetland Islands, delegates will visit from across the Nordic regions to see energy projects being built there.

The Net Zero Islands Network was set up three years ago by Nordic Energy Research; for the islands to collaborate on their own challenges that they face in trying to reach net zero.

Alders Geersten from Nordic Energy Research said: “There is a lot to be gained from a close Nordic-Scottish collaboration, as conditions and opportunities on our isles are very much the same, whether the island is Scottish or Nordic.

“Our friends in Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and the west coast of Norway know this, as they all share the same waters with you.”

The Scottish government will discuss with the network its desire to have at least six fully carbon-neutral islands by 2040.

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