Portrait photograph of Emma Young

Emma Young

Vice chair

I am a sustainability and environmental professional, with 10 years' experience across multiple industries, including; energy, telecommunications, engineering, facilities management, premium spirits and local government. Joining IEMA in 2018 as an Affiliate Member, I undertook the IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management and achieved Practitioner Membership in 2019. In addition, I have experience and qualification in Health & Safety (NEBOSH NGC) and Quality Management (MCQI DipQ), complementing my environmental knowledge. In my current role as Climate Change Officer at Aberdeen City Council, I am working on Net Zero Aberdeen; a place-based route map setting a pathway towards the City of Aberdeen achieving its climate ambitions. I am working across six key themes; Circular Economy, Buildings & Heat, Energy Supply, Mobility, Natural Environment and Empowerment. I am also involved in the development of the Aberdeen Climate Pledge (giving organisations and individuals the opportunity to pledge their support to our city-wide climate journey).

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