air-pollution-hearts_15311Scotland has failed to meet its climate change target for the fourth year in a row, latest figures have revealed.

Scottish greenhouse gas emissions fell by 3.6% between 2012 and 2013 to 53 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (MtCO2e).

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act requires a minimum 42% cut in emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050.

The Scottish government said it was on track to achieving this target and announced measures to reduce emissions.

[Source: BBC website]