Climate action on Scottish islands: an initial mapping of the landscape
De Boer, Florianne
The Scottish Government’s Carbon Neutral Island project will support six Scottish islands to become carbon neutral by 2040. The aim is to support islands to run on 100% renewable energy, create circular economies, and explore more sustainable transport options. This research explored the available data for climate change actions on Scottish islands, especially in relation to climate accounting exercises and good practices in dealing with the climate change emergency. There were three specific tasks, examining (i) approaches for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (i.e. GHG accounting) on Scottish islands; (ii) types of GHG reduction projects undertaken on Scottish and other islands and (iii) possible sources of funding for climate action on Scottish islands.