Introduction to this site

About Scot.E3

ScotE3 (Employment, Energy and Environment) was initiated by a small group of rank and file trade unionists (mainly working in construction and defence) and climate activists  keen to find a way of taking climate action into workplaces and working class communities. We were inspired by the Million Climate Jobs programme for a transition to a sustainable economy and by the struggles for just transition taking place in working class and indigenous communities in the US and elsewhere.

For a worker led transition

We are committed to building the case for a worker led transition away from fossil fuels. One of our current projects has involved working with other activists to establish a website and discussion forum for workers in the oil and gas sector. Find out more about this on our dedicated North Sea Oil and Gas page.


We are affiliated to the COP 26 coalition. COP26, the United Nations Climate summit is scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November 2021. Scot.E3 is campaigning to try and ensure that as COP26 directs the attention of the world on Scotland it becomes a catalyst for building the climate movement in workplaces and working class communities across the country. Find more on our campaigning pledge for 2021 on the dedicated page.

North Sea Oil and Gas

In February 2020, in partnership with Platform London  and the PCS Union we published an important report by Juan Carlos Boué on the UK’s North Sea oil tax regime, which has handed super-profits to international oil companies while the taxpayer now foots the bill for decommissioning.  You can find a summary of the report and a download link here.

The blog

For up to date information on events and discussion articles do check out the blog.  


For background information in the form of  briefings on a wide range of topics relevant to climate action go to the resources page.  All our briefings are published under a Creative Commons License that means you can download, use and adapt provided you acknowledge the original was published on this site.

Further Reading

On this page you can find links to short articles, reports, books, videos and other resources that we’ve found useful. This page is always being added to and we welcome suggestions for additions to the page and reviews of the material that we link to.


To get in touch you can use the email form on our Contact page.

What we’d like you to do

We aim to take the message of climate jobs, just transition and the need for urgent action into workplaces, union branches, community groups all over Scotland.  Just get in touch via  the email form on the Contact Page and we will be very happy to arrange for a speaker or to send hard copies of relevant resources.

We welcome feedback on the resources that we’ve produced for this site and ideas for additional material.  If you have an idea for a blog post do get in touch – most of the articles we publish are written by readers and supporters.  We want this site to be a forum for discussion and debate.

 Please Donate

Scot.E3 is entirely dependent on donations from organisations and individuals to produce and print resources, run the website and organise events. You can help by donating £5, £10 or £20 from this site.

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