The law sets challenging and responsible targets, reflecting the climate crisis we are living through. It sets out to end Scotland’s impact on climate change pollution as soon as possible, and to roughly halve our emissions in just the next 10 years. Many people across Scotland played their part in strengthening this law- none more so than the thousands of young people who organised Friday marches and strikes to demand action from politicians. This law provides a comprehensive framework for concerted action to tackle climate change. But it’s only a framework, and attention from all of our politicians in Scotland must now be focused on delivering the necessary transformational policy action. Action is the only way to show we truly recognise the scale of the climate emergency facing us. It’s the only thing the climate notices, and it’s the only thing by which future generations will judge us. WWF has now published a report that sets out some of the next steps for Scotland on its journey to climate neutrality. The warnings are clear. Current action remains insufficient to meet existing climate targets, let alone the more challenging ones set in the new climate law.
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