A new working group, consisting of members of the Scottish Parliament, academics, industry and environmental organisations, will explore options and priorities for updating Scotland’s Climate Change Plan.
The 2018-32 Climate Change Plan provides for a reduction in annual emissions of just over ten megatonnes by 2032, but new targets mean that a reduction of 25 megatonnes will now be needed by the same date.
The group met for the first time on 30 January 2020 and will continue to meet monthly, until the plan is presented to the Scottish Parliament at the end of April 2020.
On 30 January 2020, the Scottish Government also published its Big Climate Conversation report, which details the views of individuals, communities, businesses and public sector organisations in Scotland about the difficult decisions and societal changes that are needed to tackle climate change.
Sources: Scottish Government, 28 January 2020 and 30 January 2020