Following the publication of Scotland’s Climate Assembly’s full report, members held meetings with Scottish Government Ministers with responsibility across a wide range of impacted policy areas.

Supported by expert leads who had previously provided evidence to the Assembly, members had the opportunity to engage in open conversation with ministers, and to ask questions relating to specific Assembly recommendations sitting within policy areas that the ministers present had direct responsibility over.

Across nine meetings occurring online between August and December 2021, members met with the following ministers:

  • Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery - John Swinney MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for Finance & the Economy - Katie Forbes MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care - Humza Yousaf MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs & Islands - Mairi Gougeon MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government - Shona Robison MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans - Keith Brown MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture - Angus Robertson MSP
  • Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport - Michael Matheson MSP
  • Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training - Jamie Hepburn MSP
  • Minister for Children and Young People - Clare Haughey MSP
  • Minister for Public Finance, Planning & Community Wealth - Tom Arthur MSP
  • Minister for Just Transition, Employment & Fair Work - Richard Lochead MSP
  • Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism & Enterprise - Ivan McKee MSP
  • Minister for Transport - Graeme Dey MSP
  • Minister Environment Biodiversity and Land Reform - Mairi McAllan MSP
  • Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport - Maree Todd MSP
  • Minister for Social Security and Local Government - Ben Macpherson MSP
  • Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenant Rights - Patrick Harvie MSP
  • Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity - Lorna Slater MSP


You can see screenshots from some of these online meetings below.

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