29 March 2021

Scottish Government launch Climate Change eLearning module

Module will help public sector buyers support net zero aims through procurement activity

The Scottish Government has launched its new Climate Literacy eLearning module. The module has been developed to help public sector buyers understand the Climate Emergency challenge, and to appreciate how procurement activity can support net-zero aims for their organisation and Scotland as a whole.

The module has been welcomed by public procurement professionals after research established a clear appetite for learning more about this topic. It reinforces current procurement policy and legislation that public bodies should use their public procurement spend to support climate and circular economy ambitions, and support Scotland’s green recovery.

Minister for Trade, Innovation and Public Finance, Ivan McKee said “The Climate Literacy for Buyers eLearning is a welcome resource that will help public bodies to play their part in meeting Scotland’s ambitious climate change commitments. Along with our wider sustainable procurement support, we are keen to make this product widely available.”

Scotland Excel delivers positive and measurable environmental benefits through our contracts whilst leading and developing sustainable procurement knowledge and practice within our procurement community. Working closely with partners like Zero Waste Scotland, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Community Resources Network Scotland, we’ve established greener thinking as a constituent part of our work.

Chief Executive Julie Welsh said “I am delighted that Scotland Excel could contribute to the development of the Climate Literacy eLearning module. The module will help buyers support the net-zero aims of their organisation and contribute to Scotland’s green recovery. I’d recommend the module to all Scottish public sector procurement staff.”

The module forms part of the suite of Sustainable Procurement Tools.