Business leaders and environmentalists have created a 12 point plan of steps it says the Scottish Government should take to tackle climate change. The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) said action was needed to ensure temperatures did not rise 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, with experts warning there were just 12 years left to avoid breaching that.
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A coalition of climate campaigners and business groups have called for a ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles in Scottish cities as part of a multibillion-pound strategy to cut carbon emissions. The climate emergency response group, a coalition of 19 environment groups, civic institutions, companies and business groups, said the Scottish government had to significantly speed up and strengthen its responses to the threats posed by global heating. That includes focusing the £11bn spent by the Scottish government every year on buying goods and services that reduce carbon emissions.
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