On 28 January 2015 the Scottish Government announced a moratorium on unconventional oil and gas (UOG).
Scottish Ministers commissioned a series of independent research projects into UOG to examine the potential environmental, health and economic impacts and to inform our evidence-led approach.
The research project into climate change impacts was carried out by the Committee on Climate Change. The research aims were to:
• examine the impacts on territorial carbon emissions of unconventional oil and gas activities in Scotland in line with the economic scenarios;
• consider how the impacts might vary over time.
Copyright for this report is retained by the Climate Change Committee.