SCOTLAND’S Environment Secretary has hit back at claims her strategy to cut carbon emissions is “on the fringes of credibility” ahead of her being quizzed by MSPs on the ambitious blueprint. Roseanna Cunningham will appear before Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on Tuesday – to give evidence on the Scottish Government’s climate change plan update. The document, published in December after being delayed by the pandemic, sets out how the Scottish Government will reduce 1990 levels of carbon emissions by 75 per cent by 2030 on the way to become carbon neutral by 2045. But last week, Christ Stark, the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which advises governments across the UK on policy, told MSPs that the 2030 target is “going to be very hard to meet”. He said: “In terms of the credibility of the plan, I think it’s on the fringes of credibility but so to is the Scottish 2030 target itself.
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