Climate Action Hubs will put communities at the heart of net zero.
Local communities across Scotland will be supported to take climate action in their areas through a new nationwide network of Climate Action Hubs.
This follows the success of two pathfinder hubs in the North East and the Highlands, which helped to widen participation in climate action and have supported a range of projects, including on local energy and flood mitigation.
A total of £4.3 million will be allocated to expand the Scottish Government’s Climate Action Hub programme to around 20 communities across the country.
Net Zero Secretary Michael Matheson said:
“Our national climate change targets, as passed almost unanimously by the Scottish Parliament, are our collective responsibility and meeting them will require action at all levels.
“Local communities have a major role to play in delivering our shared net zero agenda and I want to make sure that we support and enable that action.
“That is why we are expanding our successful climate action programme to create a national network of hubs.
“This place-based approach will put communities at the heart of the transition to net zero and help ensure that everyone has a say in how Scotland responds to the climate crisis.”