Scottish Government enacts CCC advice on climate change – 21 April 2010

The Scottish Government today reflected the advice of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in its implementing framework for the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

The Scottish Government reaffirmed its commitment to reduce emissions of all greenhouse gases in Scotland by 42% by 2020 – a challenging target which would, if achieved, put Scotland on a path to meeting the 2050 target.

CCC’s Chief Executive David Kennedy said:

“We welcome the positive proposals published today by the Scottish Government. The targets will be challenging and will require significant policy strengthening. The priority now is for the Scottish Government to set out a clear strategy which addresses the significant potential for emissions reduction in Scotland that we have identified. These emissions reductions are both affordable, and will bring wider benefits to Scotland.”

The Scottish Government will publish a strategy which will set out how they will make these emission reductions later this year.