Culture’s climate emergency commitment drives CCS growth

22nd April 2022

Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) celebrates the welcome publication today – Earth Day 2022 (22nd April) - of Creative Scotland’s trailblazing Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan. 

We believe the plan, which sets out an ambitious range of actions that Creative Scotland will take to achieve net zero in its operations by 2030 and to help address the climate emergency that we all face, is the first of its kind in the world. It is almost certainly the most far-reaching plan by any national arts funding body. 

We are delighted to have led the project team, composed of people from across Scotland’s culture and creative sector, that worked with Creative Scotland to develop the Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan. The plan builds concretely on the past decade’s work on carbon reporting, carbon reduction and sustainable practice that CCS has been closely involved in. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Creative Scotland and collaborating with the sector to help them achieve their net zero goals.  

Read Creative Scotland’s press release about the launch of the Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan. 

Post-COP work increasing 

Our continuing work with Creative Scotland alongside Scotland’s ambitious net zero targets, increasing public awareness, and vital cultural and creative action on the climate emergency generated by COP26 in Glasgow means that Creative Carbon Scotland’s work is in demand. Our small team is set to grow significantly in the coming months enabling us to keep pace with the resulting new work, continue to develop our current programmes, and meet our own and our stakeholders’ expectations. 

We will be recruiting for a range of roles starting as soon as possible and encourage all potential applicants to ‘watch this space’. Posts to be advertised include: 

  • Green Arts officer – delivering training in and developing resources for carbon emissions reduction and adaptation planning 
  • culture/SHIFT officer – running our Green Tease events programme and managing the Library of Creative Sustainability 

There will also be a couple of operational / administrative roles to ensure that our organisation keeps running smoothly. 

Announcements about recruitment will be made via our home page, employment page, our monthly newsletter – subscribe here – and social media channels. 



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