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Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights

Patrick Harvie MSP

Contact

Address

Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Patrick Harvie MSP was appointed as the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights in September 2021.

Responsibilities

Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government and the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport.

  • active travel
  • Future Transport Fund
  • energy efficiency
  • heat networks
  • heating and domestic energy transformation
  • building standards
  • new deal for tenants
  • Future Generations Commissioner
  • and serving as a member of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Legislation

Biography

Patrick Harvie spent his childhood in Dumbarton, and attended Dumbarton Academy followed by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Before becoming an MSP he worked for a sexual health charity as an LGBT youth worker in Glasgow, and was involved in the campaign to repeal Section 28 during the Scottish Parliament's first session.

Patrick was elected as an MSP for the Glasgow region in 2003, has served as Convenor of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee during session 3, and as Co-Leader or Co-Convenor of the Scottish Green Party since 2008. He was appointed Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights in August 2021.

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