Although you could be excused for missing it in today’s whirlwind news cycle, but last month the Scottish Government published a plan that could transform Scotland in just fifteen short years – the country’s first ever energy strategy. This draft strategy outlines a vision for our energy future that sets out the changes needed on […]Read more
Sam Gardner, climate team at WWF Scotland:
I’m the senior climate policy officer for WWF Scotland, working on most aspects of climate change but with a particular focus on trying to secure the full implementation of our Climate Act.
My current focus is on the Scottish government’s climate action plan and the finance budget, along with policy work on renewable heat, electric vehicles and – of course – hitting Scotland’s 100% renewable electricity target.
I’ve chaired the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland policy group through our successful campaign for world-leading climate legislation, and now lead the policy work to secure its implementation.
When I’m not wading through policy papers or writing briefings, I could be mountain biking in Scotland’s beautiful countryside, heading to the beach with my wee boy and his baby sister in our camper van, or joining my wife in our constant battle to grow veg in our slug-friendly garden.
My latest posts
“The future rewards those that push on”, said Barack Obama back in 2011. By committing now to turn high ambition into low carbon action, Scotland can push on and secure the rewards of a zero carbon future: a healthier, fairer, more prosperous Scotland. Seven years after the Climate Change Act was passed and just months […]Read more
Scotland has perhaps the most ambitious climate laws in the world. But those ambitions will count for little if they’re not turned into action by the next Scottish Government. Only through pursuing climate proofed polices will we be able to secure the social, economic and environmental benefits of a zero carbon Scotland. In the run-up […]Read more