The Scottish Government has outlined a new £1.6bn spending framework that will form part of an enhanced New Deal for the country that will improve biodiversity, slash emissions from heating and buildings and support 5,000 low-carbon jobs. The package will see Scotland invest in natural and technological solutions to help combat the climate crisis. It will see £1.6bn spent directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty as part of an enhanced Green New Deal. Scotland is set to update its Climate Change Plan by the end of the year. The new spending will see an additional £500m spent on nature-based solutions in the country, including £150m to increase woodland creation by 50% by 2024 and another £150m on flood risk management.
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