The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has welcomed Scotland’s Budget for 2020-21, which includes a range of measures to help tackle Scottish emissions – including money for peatland restoration, and schemes to decarbonise heating, agriculture and transport.
In response, CCC Chief Executive, Chris Stark said:
“We’re pleased to see climate change taking centre stage in Scotland’s Budget. Scotland has committed to reaching Net Zero emissions by 2045, five years earlier than the UK as a whole, so funding for difficult to decarbonise areas such as heat and agriculture is welcome.
“Ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, Scotland and the UK must demonstrate that they can lead the world in tackling climate change. Turning ambitious targets into fully-funded policies which deliver real emissions cuts are part of that story. Today’s announcements show that Scotland is serious about the scale, and importance, of the Net Zero challenge.”