The GHG account reduced by 50.0 per cent between the baseline period and 2018. The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 specifies a 54.0 per cent reduction over the same period. Therefore the target for 2018 has not been met.
Scottish Government 16th June 2020 read more »
Emissions in Scotland have dropped by 50 per cent in the past three decades as the country embraces greener and cleaner technologies. All sectors apart from international aviation and shipping recorded a fall in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2018, with the energy supply’s contribution falling furthest, a report shows. Despite the fall the Scottish government missed its climate target owing to the Beast from the East cold snap. The low temperatures and snowfall brought transport to a halt and closed schools in late February and early March in 2018.
Times 17th June 2020 read more »
Scotsman 16th June 2020 read more »
THE FAILURE of the Scottish Government to meet its own climate emissions target has been blamed on the “beast from the east” bringing cold weather to the nation in 2018. New statistics show that by the end of 2018, Scotland was unable to reduce its emissions by the 54 per cent requirement from levels in 1990, with a Scottish Government report stating that “the target for 2018 has not been met”.
Herald 16th June 2020 read more »
GREENHOUSE gas emissions in Scotland have dropped by 50% in the past three decades but a Scottish Government target has still been missed. Last year, the Scottish Parliament passed legislation setting the target for 2018 emissions at 54%. New statistics published today found that greenhouse gases had reduced by half from the baseline estimates by 2018, missing the target by 4%. Climate activists described the statistics as “worrying”, calling for more to be done to meet the 75% reduction target by 2030. Jess Cowell, of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said: “It is incredibly worrying to see a 1.5% rise in Scotland’s annual emissions compared to 2017 and the Scottish Government missing its 2018 target of reducing emissions by 54% since 1990. “If the Government is going to meet the crucial target of a 75% reduction in emissions by 2030 we need to see action to reduce emissions showing up in significant declines in these figures. “The burning of fossil fuels is the key driver of the climate crisis, the Government must commit to delivering a decisive just transition that ends our economic dependence on fossil fuels whilst protecting employment and securing social benefits for the communities who will be impacted by industrial change.”
The National 16th June 2020 read more »