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Climate Change

Climate changeThe latest evidence from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world.

The Scottish Government recognises climate change will have far reaching effects on Scotland's economy, its people and its environment and is determined to play its part in tackling climate change.

The world-leading Climate Change (Scotland) Act was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament in 2009.

On 27 June 2013, the Scottish Government published Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Second Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP2).

Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2013 data was published on 9 June 2015.

The Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target Report 2013 was published on 27 October 2015.

What's New

On 29 January 2016 the new Scottish Government marketing campaign on climate change launched.  It can be seen across TV, cinema, digital platforms, field marketing, PR and partnerships for eight weeks (

On 28 January 2016 the Scottish Government announced that the Climate Challenge Fund will continue in 2016-17.

On 13 January 2016 a document summarising the principal lines within the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2016-17 which support the delivery of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was published.

On 27 October 2015 the Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target Report 2013 was published.

On 9 June 2015 Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2013 data was published. The Scottish Government announced a package of action across energy, environment and transport.

On 24 March 2015 the Committee on Climate Change published their 2015 progress report Reducing Emissions in Scotland.




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