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Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

24 February 2010 Publication
Scotland's path to a low-carbon economy

Scotland’s path to a low-carbon economy

This report sets out the Committee’s advice on how Scotland can meet its ambitious 2020 target, to reduce emissions of all greenhouse gases by 42%, and on the level of annual targets in Scotland.
24 February 2010 News story

Scotland’s climate change targets are ambitious but achievable with new policies – 24 February 2010

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today advised the Scottish Government that the climate change targets set out in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act are ambitious, but would be achievable following a tightening of the EU framework in response to a global deal to cut emissions. Delivering the targets will require that steps are taken to significantly strengthen and to add to existing policies in key areas.  
29 October 2009 News story

Scottish Environment Minister welcomes CCC’s calls for a step change in the the pace of emissions reductions to meet carbon budgets – 29 October 2009

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) was today joined by Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, at the Scottish launch of the Committee’s first annual report to Parliament.
29 October 2009 News story

Scottish Environment Minister welcomes CCC’s calls for a step change in the pace of emissions reduction to meet carbon budgets – 29 October 2009

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) was today joined by Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, at the Scottish launch of the Committee’s first annual report to Parliament.
27 January 2009 News story

Scottish Government should act now to tackle climate change – 27 January 2009

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee on 27 January 2009 to discuss Scotland’s Climate Change Bill and how best emissions cuts can be made by the National Authority. He emphasised that swift action must be taken immediately and over the next five, 10 and 15 years in particular to halt the effects of climate change.
8 December 2008 News story

Scotland’s role – 8 December 2008

Scotland will have a vital role to play in contributing towards UK-wide effort to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 34% by 2020, relative to 1990 levels (21% relative to 2005), revealed the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today. This should be increased to 42% relative to 1990 (31% relative to 2005) once a global deal to reduce emissions is achieved. The CCC says meeting these targets is necessary to contain the threat of climate change.
1 December 2008 News story

Scotland’s ambitious Climate Change Bill will help build a low-carbon economy – 1 December 2008

The Scottish draft Climate Change Bill, published last week, has proposed a reduction in emissions of all greenhouse gases by 80 per cent by 2050. The Bill will also see emissions cut by 3 per cent each year from 2020, and annual targets will be set from 2010 to 2020, following advice from the CCC.