Scotland reached 2020 emissions target in 2014

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Scotland reached 2020 emissions target in 2014

Post by ALEO Admin » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:31 pm

According to figures published on 14 June 2016, Scotland managed to reach its 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions six years early.

The Scottish Government had set its target for 2020 of a 42% reduction in greenhouse gasses compared to 1990 levels; the new figures show that the nation's emissions were 45.8% below 1990 levels in 2014.

Scotland has also set a target to cut emissions by 80% by 2050.

However, according to a BBC article, environmental campaigners have said the loss of heavy industry and warm winters contributed more to the cut in emissions than bold government policy.

To read more, visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-s ... s-36519506

The full statistical publication is available from:
http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/2307

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