Edinburgh Conference Centre to host carbon convention

Edinburgh Conference Centre is playing host to an event discussing environmentally-friendly practices for businesses this week.

One of the Scottish capital's premier venues, it will see politicians, experts and government agencies converge to examine the social, political and ecological issues which are a consideration for organisations conducting carbon audits.

More than 150 delegates will attend the Carbon Accounting Conference at the Heriot-Watt University facility, according to the Edinburgh News.

"The need to reduce carbon emissions is driving the Scottish and UK governments, and most leading businesses, to now require all their projects to have carbon accounts," event organiser Professor Sue Roaf tells the newspaper.

Sarah Boyack, MSP for Edinburgh Central, and the Scottish government's Climate Change Team will be among the attendees.

Last week, the city's Sheraton Grand Hotel hosted the 4th Justice Sector Skills Conference, which featured the Scottish government's cabinet secretary for justice, Kenny MacAskill, as its keynote speaker.

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