Forth Environmental Resilience Array
Forth-ERA will enable a regional living laboratory across the Forth Valley, helping businesses to adopt more sustainable practices, supporting effective policy and regulation, and building community resilience to climate change.
Forth Valley Connectivity Commission
The Forth Valley Connectivity Commission will consider how enhanced transport and connectivity can support the region’s transition to Net Zero. Bringing together representatives from the local economy, academia, and local government, the Commission will propose a coherent, evidence-based programme of recommendations to unlock the region’s maximum economic potential, and drive sustainable and inclusive growth.
This new initiative is funded by Scottish Water in partnership with the Scottish Funding Council. The Hydro Nation Chair is a catalyst for academic research and innovation specifically to support the Scottish water sector in delivering and going beyond net zero whilst delivering service excellence and offering great value and financial sustainability.
forestLAB is a new research hub created to explore climate-smart, conservation-led solutions for sustainable development in central Africa. The project will provide policymakers, investors and development practitioners with the data and tools required to create world-class models of natural ecosystems management that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
Forth Climate Forest
The Forth Climate Forest will plant around 16.4 million new trees planted across 8,300 hectares within the next 10 years. The forest will benefit 306,000 people in Forth Valley communities by planting trees in school grounds, on vacant and derelict land and across parks.