Glasgow’s resilience journey

Glasgow is a city in transformation. While its legacy as a post-industrial city presents unique challenges, the city has made considerable strides and is now an exemplar of sustainability in Europe. A healthier environment for its citizens, a vibrant arts community, and a diversifying economy contribute to Glasgow’s growing resilience to shocks and stresses.

Meet the Chief Resilience Officer

Duncan Booker

Group Manager, Sustainable Glasgow & Resilience

Duncan Booker is Acting CRO for Glasgow. He has worked on policy development in local government for over 20 years in a range of areas, including sustainability, public health, equalities, and social policy. He drafted Glasgow City Council’s report and recommendations on the climate emergency in 2019, which led to the city committing to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2030. Duncan is currently working on arrangements for Glasgow to welcome the world to COP26 in November 2021.

In a former role, Duncan was the lead officer for Glasgow’s membership of the World Health Organisation European Healthy Cities Network, and has a strong track record in supporting multinational city partnerships. He is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford and Glasgow.

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