Campaigners have challenged the Scottish government to go further and faster to tackle climate change. A coalition of charities wants ministers to strengthen the forthcoming Climate Change Bill. The government has said Scotland already has one of the most ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – by 90% by 2050. The UN climate change secretary has also praised Scotland’s progress on climate change as “exemplary”. But organisations including Christian Aid Scotland and Oxfam Scotland said that should be speeded up. They have warned that the “devastating” impacts of hurricanes, floods and famine heralded the need for “bold” legislation to see a 77% emissions reduction by 2030 – and zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
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