Local Government and a Just Transition

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The session will focus on local governments role in achieving a just transition in Scotland.

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In the run up to the 2022 Scottish Local Government elections the Scottish Women's Budget Group are holding a number of focused events to hear views from women across Scotland on public spending priorities. The first in this series of events will focus on what women think is important to achieve a Just Transition at a local level.

Participants will hear from Katie Gallogly-Swan SWBG Convener and Just Transition Commissioner, Zarina Ahmad from Climate Sisters and Judi Kilgallon, Climate Change Transformation Manager, Improvement Service, then will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on what local governments priorities should be.

Whether this topic is new to you or you’ve been considering it for some time this event will allow you to explore with others what it means for women’s everyday lives.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to participate please contact training@swbg.org.uk and we will send you a recording of the event and a link which will allow you to feed in your views.

About the speakers:

Katie Gallogly-Swan joined the SWBG Board in September 2020 and became our Convener in November 2021. Katie has also recently become a Just Transition Commissioner in Scotland. In her day job Katie is the Policy Coordinator for the joint project on a Global Green New Deal between UNCTAD and the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University. She has previously worked at Oxfam and ActionAid as well as a range of grassroots organisations in Scotland focusing on economic, climate and gender justice.

Zarina Ahmad: has 10 years experience as an environmental campaigner in Scotland. She aims to amplify the voices from ethnic minority communities in the environmental sector and to boost public engagement with urgent environmental agendas. Zarina was named as one of the top 30 influential women in environment by BBC’s Women’s Hour and is currently studying for a PhD on sustainability at University of Manchester.

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