This is the Committee's first progress report on emission reductions in Scotland, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (2009).
This report focuses on assessing the Welsh emission targets and strategy, latest data on emissions and drivers, and policies to drive future emissions reductions. It also makes an initial assessment of progress on measures to prepare for climate change within the adaptation part of the strategy.
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.
This is the CCC's first annual progress report to Parliament. It assesses the progress that has been made by Government so far in reducing emissions and the implications of the recession and 'credit crunch' for meeting carbon budgets.