The Law School contributes to the work of the Scottish Government on climate change and islands

Strathclyde Law School Prof Francesco Sindico is on secondment with the Scottish Government Islands Team leading the Carbon Neutral Islands (CNI) project. The latter is a programme for government commitment that will support up to 6 islands in Scotland towards carbon neutrality by 2040. The CNI project is at an important point with the 6 islands to be included therein just been announced on Tuesday 17 May during a debate in Scottish Parliament on the government’s work on climate change on islands. The islands announced are: Yell, Hoy, Barra, Raasay, Islay and Great Cumbrae.

As part of his role in Scottish Government, Prof Sindico joined the Islands Team that assisted Cabinet Secretary Ms Mairi Gougeon in an evidence session before the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee on Wednesday 4 May on the implementation of the National Islands Plan. He also sat on the Parliamentary debate on the government’s work on climate change on islands on Tuesday 17 May when the announcement of the six carbon neutral islands was made. 

Prof Sindico looks forward to the next phase of the CNI project and of his role within Scottish Government. He will be leading efforts to carry out climate accounting exercise and to develop community informed climate change plans on the six carbon neutral islands. He also looks forward to bringing back new skills and insights to the Law School and to students both at undergraduate and at postgraduate level in the LLM Global Environmental Law and Governance.