Just Transition (Gender Equality)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 8 February 2024.

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Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

The member’s sentiments on the issue are correct. Our forthcoming just transition plans will take into account the equality impact assessment for the energy strategy and just transition plan that is being carried out by the consultancy SWECO and which includes reference to the status of women in the green workforce. That will underpin our just transition policy to ensure that we can achieve equity of access to opportunities.

We will also stay in touch with the energy sector. There is a big role for the sector itself to play in attracting more women, which is an important dimension of the debate.