The Islands Centre for Net Zero (ICNZ) will host an open day at the UHI Stornoway campus on Thursday December 7 in order to engage with local communities and businesses on plans to accelerate decarbonization.
The Stornoway event, which will run from 1pm to 6pm, will coincide with similar open days in Orkney and Shetland. Each event will involve panel discussions on topics including decarbonising transport; future-proofing production; adapting agriculture and land use; and decarbonising domestic and community buildings.
A drop-in information area staffed by ICNZ team members will also be available, while online links will be available for those unable to attend in person.
Part of the UK and Scottish Government funded Islands Growth Deal, the ICNZ is a pan-island innovation centre to support Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles become lighthouse communities in the energy transition.
The centre and its project partners are keen to hear from residents, community groups and businesses on what challenges and opportunities should be prioritised by ICNZ to have the biggest impact.
The simultaneous events are therefore seen as an opportunity for the public to influence both the project and decarbonisation plans in the area.
Plans are also underway to hold similar events in Uist and Barra in 2024.
More information and a full schedule for the events can be found at Events | Islands Centre for Net Zero (icnz.org)