Tuesday, 25 March 2014

SCCS: @theCCCuk report shows @ScotGov must do more for low carbon economy

Climate campaigners say a new report shows the Scottish Government must do more if Scotland is to reduce carbon emissions and reap the benefits of becoming a low carbon economy.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland was responding to a new assessment of Scotland's progress towards meeting its legally-binding greenhouse gas emission targets.

The report, published today by the UK Committee on Climate Change (UK CCC), says Scotland is making some headway, but that the Scottish Government needs to do more to achieve future emissions reductions.

Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said:

"Taking action on climate change will create a better Scotland, where we have warmer homes, healthier transport options, and cleaner air.

"And that will make for a fairer world, where we play our part in avoiding catastrophic climate change that would cause chaos and misery for millions of people around the globe. That would also mean a safer Scotland, where we are at less risk from flooding and extreme weather.

"Scottish Ministers can make changes right now to ensure that emissions from all sectors reduce year on year.”
Full details on the SCCS website here. The report is here.
BBC News report, with SCCS comment is here.

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