Publication - Progress report

Low Carbon Scotland - meeting our emissions reduction targets 2013-2027: second report

Published: 27 Jun 2013
Directorate:
Energy and Climate Change Directorate
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781782566595

This is our second report on proposals and policies (RPP2) for meeting our climate change targets.

335 page PDF

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335 page PDF

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Contents
Low Carbon Scotland - meeting our emissions reduction targets 2013-2027: second report
2. Part 1: RPP2 and the Statutory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

335 page PDF

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2. Part 1: RPP2 and the Statutory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

2.1 Background to RPP2

2.1.1 The RPP2 demonstrates how Scotland can reduce its GHG emissions and meet its climate change targets each year from 2013 to 2027. It builds on the work undertaken and presented in the first 2011 Report on Policies and Proposals - Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting the Emissions Reduction Targets 2010-2022 [1] ( RPP1) - which set out the Scottish Government's approach to meeting its statutory annual GHG emissions targets from 2010 to 2022. RPP2 provides both an update to RPP1 for the period 2013 to 2022 and for the first time sets out a path for meeting the 2023 to 2027 annual targets. This fulfils the requirements of both Sections 35 and 36 of the Act.

2.2 Scotland's Emissions Targets

2.2.1 The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 creates a statutory framework for GHG emissions reductions in Scotland by setting an interim target of at least a 42 per cent reduction for 2020, and at least an 80 per cent reduction target for 2050 against a 1990/1995 baseline. [2]

2.2.2 The Committee on Climate Change ( CCC) advised the Scottish Government on the level of emission reduction targets which included a minimum saving of 3% per annum over the 2023-27 period to put Scotland on a path to an emissions reduction of around 60% in 2030 relative to 1990 levels. [3] Table 1 below provides the annual emissions targets for Scotland. Achievement of Scotland's annual targets is measured against the level of the Net Scottish Emissions Account ( NSEA). This is undertaken annually with the most recent 2013 publication presenting the 2011 emissions data against Scotland's annual target. [4]

Table 1: Annual Scottish Emissions Targets, 2010 - 2027 (ktCO 2e)

Year Emissions Targets
2010 53,652
2011 53,404
2012 53,226
2013 47,976
2014 46,958
2015 45,928
2016 44,933
2017 43,946
2018 42,966
2019 41,976
2020 40,717
2021 39,495
2022 38,310
2023 37,161
2024 35,787
2025 34,117
2026 32,446
2027 30,777

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