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Our response to draft Climate Change Plan

We have responded to the Scottish Government’s call for evidence on its draft Climate Change Plan.

The draft plan was launched in January 2017 by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in Parliament; and is the third report setting out policies and proposals for meeting Scotland's annual climate change targets.  It builds on the previous reports published in 2011 and 2013.

The draft plan is part of the strategic framework for the transition to a low carbon Scotland and includes policies and proposals to reduce emissions from electricity generation, housing, transport, services, industry, land use, waste, and agriculture from 2017-2032.

We welcome the draft plan and are supportive of the ambition and direction of travel set out in it. It is an important step in the right direction, however, given the scope and scale of the challenge of climate change, and the wide range of policies and proposals encompassed in the plan, we recognise that there are some areas that require further work. Our full response can be found here.

We remain committed to playing our part in supporting international and national efforts to tackle climate change, and look forward to engaging further with the Scottish Government on the Climate Change Plan in light of both the parliamentary scrutiny and written evidence that it receives.

21 February 2017

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