Screen Scotland commissioned Creative Carbon Scotland to undertake research to identify appropriate means, opportunities and instruments for Screen Scotland to promote stronger mitigation of carbon emissions in the screen sector, predominantly in production. This report is the first stage of this research.
The report outlines current industry engagement with sustainability in the screen production industry, both in the UK and internationally. It makes the case for a systemic approach to addressing the challenges within the sector, given that it is complex, open and has many freelance and small players – especially in Scotland – and given that Screen Scotland’s direct influence is circumscribed. The report also recommends that Screen Scotland prioritise core areas of intervention including funding, training, facilities and services, and the creation of a Screen Sustainability Hub to facilitate progress on these areas.