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17 August 2021

The Firth of Forth – net zero at the heart of Scotland

Report summary

As COP26 comes to Glasgow it brings into sharp focus Scotland's ambitious 2045 net zero target. Industrial emissions account for about 10% of Scotland's total emissions and the Firth of Forth area is Scotland's largest industrial area. This paper makes the case for a Firth of Forth Net Zero Hub to: • play a pivotal role in the UK's energy transition; • leverage the rich skills base; • generate employment; • drive economic growth; and • be part of the net zero solution for Scotland.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Climate change and Scotland's role
  • Firth of Forth: connecting domestic and international markets
  • The Firth of Forth's unique characteristics
  • The Firth of Forth – the Forth industrial revolution

Tables and charts

This report includes 6 images and tables including:

  • Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions (using Climate Change Plan emissions categories) MtCO2e
  • Scottish 2019 emissions breakdown
  • Strategic location - Grangemouth and the Firth of Forth at the heart of Scotland
  • Shared characteristics of net zero hubs and the Firth of Forth
  • The Firth of Forth Net Zero Hub - conceptual

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