A Just Transition for Mossmorran

MSP Mark Ruskell has secured a members business debate on Mossmorran focussing on the need of a Just Transition board similar to the one announced for Grangemouth. For the debate to go ahead its required that three out of five parties to sign up for it.

Motion S5M-22764: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21/09/2020

A Just Transition for Mossmorran

That the Parliament notes the calls for the creation of a Just Transition board for the gas processing complex at Mossmorran in Fife; understands that the combined plants at the site are among the biggest industrial emitters of CO2 in Scotland; notes the view that reducing the emissions from the plant will be central to meeting Scotland’s target of net-zero emissions by 2045; welcomes the announcement that a Future Industries Board is to be created for the Grangemouth complex to support a Just Transition for workers and the local community there; understands that the future of the Mossmorran facility is similarly tied in with the North Sea Oil network, and notes the view that a detailed plan will be needed to support workers and the local community to transition to new green industries; recognises the work of the local Mossmorran Action Group and campaigners from Climate Camp Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland in highlighting the environmental and social impacts of the plant, and notes the calls on the Scottish Government to meet with all stakeholders to discuss the creation of a Just Transition board for Mossmorran.

Supported by: Annabelle Ewing, Ross Greer, John Finnie

Current Status: Eligible for Members’ Business, Pending Cross Party Support

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