Scottish Government: Climate Change Plan Update and Progress Report
1st October 2018
In September 2018 two updates were issued on Scottish Government action on climate change. A report from The Committee on Climate Change gives us an insight into progress so far and the Scottish Government have released a Climate Change Plan summary that gives us an insight into the future of governmental action.
The Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2018 Progress Report
to the Scottish Parliament has been released and highlights that Scotland still outperforms the UK in reducing emissions but transport and agriculture remain significant challenges. The key findings were:
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- Overall, Scotland met its annual emissions targets in 2016.
- Scotland’s progress in reducing emissions from the power sector masks a lack of action in other areas, particularly transport, agriculture, forestry and land use.
- Low-carbon heat, transport, agriculture and forestry sector policies need to improve in order to hit 2032 emissions targets.
- The Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan – published in February 2018 – now has sensible expectations across each sector to reduce emissions.
Additionally, a summary document
has been produced of Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan 2018-2032. The summary document covers:
- Our progress so far
- Our role on the international stage
- Climate Justice
- Natural Capital
- Adapting to Climate Change
- Low Carbon Society
- Our transition to a low carbon economy
- Our emissions reduction pathway
- The times model
- Wider impacts
- Keeping on track – Monitoring and Governance
The report has an accessible design with infographics that may be useful for your institutions promotion or use.
Find the summary here