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Latest Public sector articles

  • Why the details of a contract are important (they really are!)

    Why the details of a contract are important (they really are!)

    Parties often get so caught up in the excitement of entering into contractual relations with each other, that little consideration (or none) is given to the desired mechanisms to be used for when things go wrong or how they will otherwise exit from the arrangements. He we look at the importance of getting contracts right from the start.

  • Can ambitious Net Zero plans make Glasgow miles better by 2030?

    Can ambitious Net Zero plans make Glasgow miles better by 2030?

    Glasgow declared a climate emergency in 2019 and the Council's climate emergency working group made over 60 recommendations as to how Glasgow could reduce carbon emissions and realise its ambition of becoming a net zero city by 2030. This article looks at some of the key recommendations, which could see the city - which is due to host COP26 in November 2021 - become an exemplar for carbon neutrality.

  • Leading the way on sustainable procurement and the global climate emergency

    Leading the way on sustainable procurement and the global climate emergency

    Public bodies and local authorities have a key role to play in the battle against climate change; not only in complying with legal obligations to reduce their own carbon emissions but by actively encouraging their partners, suppliers and stakeholders to do the same. Well designed and implemented procurement processes underpinned by the sustainable procurement principles and, where possible, circular procurement principles, are a powerful tool through which the public sector can influence behaviour and contribute to achieving Scotland's net zero ambition.