Our revolutionary collaboration is building a network of experts who are committed to achieving Beyond Net Zero.

As Scotland’s universities, we are acutely aware of the need to combine our strengths to address the major challenges facing the nation. The climate emergency is the greatest existential crisis facing the world and both of our institutions have made significant commitments in recent years to support Scotland’s drive to net zero. We believe that working together will help drive results. ‘Scotland Beyond Net Zero’ is a coalition designed to catalyse research collaboration, empower our communities and inform the policymaking and action Scotland needs to reach its ambitious targets.

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We have identified shared approaches to research collaboration, including:

  • Just & sustainable futures
  • A place-based approach
  • The central role of data (notably, place-based data that is accessible and open)

We will focus our collaboration on six key areas in which (further) research is crucial for achieving Net Zero and related sustainability goals

  • Food
  • Transport
  • Finance
  • Built environment
  • Natural systems
  • Energy

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