Lorna Slater was elected MSP for Lothian Region in the Scottish Parliament 2021 elections and is now a minister in the Scottish Government. Along with Patrick Harvie MSP, she is Co-Leader of the Scottish Greens.
In her role as Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna will focus on building sustainable industries in Scotland and a just transition away from fossil fuels. The implementation of a Green New Deal and a Green Deal for workers are needed to overhaul how our economy works and ensure fair well-paid jobs for generations to come.
Lorna lives in Leith Walk Ward in Edinburgh, and has had a career as an electro-mechanical engineer working in renewable tidal energy. In 2019 she spent a year studying leadership and climate change in the Homeward Bound leadership program, which included a three-week visit to Antarctica to see the devastating effects of this first hand.
It should not be this hot. This global crisis needs individual governments to take action now – Lorna Slater
Lorna Slater on the launch of the Circular Textiles Fund and what that can do to mitigate the cost to the planet of fast fashion.
Lorna Slater MSP – an independent Scotland would give us the best possible platform to build an economy that works for people and the planet.
Lorna Slater MSP on the benefits of tackling wasteful production of packaging and creating a sustainable future.