Stop Climate Chaos Scotland statement on the Scottish Government's new climate action plan:
Very little of substance has changed in today’s final version of Scotland’s new climate action plan, the RPP2, from the draft deemed ‘not credible’ earlier this year.
The RPP2 is an important document which sets out how Scotland will meet its climate targets under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act of 2009, but the final plan discounts some of the major recommended improvements from Parliament and other stakeholders that were suggested during the Parliamentary scrutiny process.
Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said: “The Scottish Government’s plan is not the step change required to deliver our climate Act, especially as they failed to hit the first two emissions targets.
"It is particularly concerning that recommendations from MSPs from all parties and stakeholders have not resulted in any significant change to this important plan.