Sustainability and Climate Change

Published: 30 September 2021
Freedom of information class: How we manage our resources

Download our Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy for 2021-26 and the latest progress report.


Registers of Scotland Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy 2021-26.pdf - (3.1 MB)
Sustainability and Climate Change Progress Report Year 2 - (240.5 KB)


The climate is in crisis, and we must act now to limit global warming before it’s too late. In response to this, the Scottish Government declared a climate emergency in 2019 and set out a net zero emissions target to be reached by 2045.

As a public sector body RoS has a duty to contribute and align ourselves with this target, and to embed sustainability throughout everything we do.

We are committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2045 . Our new Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy (SCCS) 2021-26 sets out an initial 5-year approach, and our Year 2 Progress Report provides an update on achievements and next steps. This report will soon be followed by an SCCS Update 2024, which we will publish later in Q1.

If you would like these documents in an accessible format, please contact us with your preferences.

Please find below reports, policies and other communications detailing our approach to sustainability over a wide range of topics.

Previous versions of reports and policies are available on request.