The Scotia Group
A global network of prominent internationalists and leaders in law, politics, academia and business which was convened following a meeting of the Quraysh Council of Overseers on 21 January 2021.
Members of the Scotia Group sent a Statement of Urgency to the UN Secretary General on 16 September 2021. Read it here.
The Scotia Group Inception Commission sent the Italian G20 Presidency a Climate20+ Policy on 14 October 2021. Read it here.
The Scotia Group Inception Commission published a proposal to achieve a Glasgow Agreement containing core commitments for States on climate action to reach NetZero 2050 on 20 October 2021. Read it here.
The Scotia Forum
The Scotia Forum
During a time when world attention is focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, and facilitated by the new normalcy of remote collaboration, this group of global citizens came together in an effort to productively apply their expertise and harness new opportunities presented in these circumstances.
Addressing the global climate crisis was agreed upon as the Group’s focus, and the meeting concluded by stressing the need for an initiative that underscores the importance of the rule of law as a driver for real and impactful climate action.
In light of the overwhelming scientific evidence that there is now less than a decade to collectively facilitate a historic, global energy transition, the Group aims to lay some foundations and seek out specific, bold and achievable policies, that link the global rule of law to climate action.
It is hoped these efforts will help to encourage global solidarity and unearth solutions which will avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis, a historic and unprecedented concern shared by all countries and communities.
Our Mission Statement
“To launch initiatives that inspire urgent climate action by assembling a collective of experts to “Sherpa” the COP26 process to make it meaningful, successful and impact driven.”
The Scotia Group is a global network of prominent internationalists and leaders in law, politics, academia and business who hope to seek out specific, bold and achievable policies, that link the global rule of law to climate action.
Climate Majlis Dialogues
The Scotia Group is driven by an ethos that relies on the spirit of engagement, responsiveness and good will. This will be achieved through strategic dialogues in our unique Climate Majlis format, inspired by traditional Arabic gatherings.
Scotia Group Members
The Scotia Group is proud of its diverse global network of members who are both established and emerging leaders in law, politics, academia and business.
The Scotia Fellows Prize
This new award will seek innovative policy proposals from those under the age of 35 on what laws, projects, or technologies could be employed to both protect the rule of law and achieve net-zero by 2050.