Opportunity North East (ONE) is urging the public and private sectors to work collectively and quickly to make meaningful progress in responding to the global climate emergency.
At the end of January, ONE revealed plans for an Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) to drive delivery of net-zero solutions. The concept has significant support from the private sector and local and national government.
Following the publication of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2020 by Aberdeen City Council last week, ONE’s Chairman, Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, is urging stakeholders to unite around the region’s response to the climate emergency.
The policy for an Energy Transition Zone outlined in the Local Development Plan will help to realise Scotland and UK’s net-zero targets. The ETZ will also make a significant contribution to Aberdeen’s economy as it transitions to a broader energy focus and diversifies.
“This is an important moment for the city. The region is one of the first in the UK to put forward plans that demonstrate a proactive response to what is a climate crisis. Our region is faced with a transformational opportunity to make a significant contribution to realising net-zero targets and secure the future for our local economy and future generations. The future is in our hands,” said Sir Ian Wood.
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