climtechangeplanThe Scottish Government has published a draft Climate Change Plan which contains detailed proposals to achieve a 66% reduction in Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham has said the Scottish Government’s draft Climate Change Plan demonstrates “a new level of ambition” in its work to build a prosperous low carbon economy and a fairer, healthier Scotland.

Scotland has already exceeded its 2020 climate change target by achieving a 42% reduction in emissions six years early. The draft Climate Change Plan raises ambitions higher still by setting out how Scotland can reduce emissions by 66% by 2032.

In response to the draft Climate Change Plan Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said;

“This new plan paints an attractive vision of the kind of low-carbon society we will be living in in 15 years’ time – a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous Scotland.  However, we have serious concerns about the plan’s lack of new actions to deliver this vision.”