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Scottish Government commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:37 pm
by ALEO Admin
Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced that Scotland will become one of the first countries to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, under a new Climate Change Bill introduced on 23 May 2018.

The new draft Bill will immediately set a target of a 90% reduction by 2050, which the UK Committee on Climate Change (UK CCC) states is currently “at the limit of feasibility.” The Bill also sets out that the Scottish Government intends to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, known as ‘net-zero’, as soon as possible.

Ministers will be legally required to keep the net-zero target date under review by seeking expert advice on the issue every five years. The target date will become legally-binding, subject to the consent of the Scottish Parliament, as soon as there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate the date is credible and achievable.

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