How can the resource management sector help Scotland end its contribution to the climate crisis?

The climate crisis needs us to act now. All of us – every single person and organisation – need to transform how we consume resources, and to apply circular thinking to everything we do.

As the sector responsible for managing resources we have a vital role to play in ensuring maximum value is derived from materials and products, remaining in high-value use for as long as possible.

In 2019, Scotland became one of the first nations to declare a climate emergency, bolstering this declaration by setting one of the most ambitious environmental targets in the world: to cut the country’s emissions of all greenhouse gasses by 2045. This is tougher than a typical net zero target, which commits only to balancing carbon dioxide emissions by 2045.

At this year’s Scottish Resources Conference, we’ll explore the role of the resource management sector in the context of the climate emergency and how we can help government achieve its ambition to end Scotland’s contribution to the climate crisis.

This packed two-day programme of thought-provoking presentations, lively panel debates and interactive workshops, will:

  • explore how the sector can help Scotland reach its 2045 target
  • examine innovative solutions and how these can be maximised
  • discuss how we can engage with both organisations and the public to support them in the part they have to play in tackling the climate emergency
  • consider what a net zero Scotland will look like and the role of the circular economy in getting us there.

Delivered in partnership by CIWM, Zero Waste Scotland and SEPA, and set against the backdrop of the highly-anticipated COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, this year’s Scottish Resources Conference will bring together policy makers, thought leaders and industry experts to tackle one of the most urgent challenges of our time.

Sponsorship and exhibiting

There are a range of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available, bring your brand to the forefront of the regions largest gathering for resource and waste professionals. Find out more about exhibiting and sponsoring.

The conference will take place at Perth Concert Hall. The venue is outstanding for conferences, conventions and exhibitions. Find out how to get to the Perth Concert Hall here.

Contact us

Delegate Places and Award Entries: Email or call 01604 823342
Exhibition, Sponsorship & Dinner Places: Email or call 01604 823346


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