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Low Carbon Scotland - Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027

On 27 June 2013 the Scottish Government published the report Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027: The Second Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP2). This fulfils the duty placed on Scottish Ministers by Section 35 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, to lay before the Scottish Parliament a Report on Proposals and Policies setting out specific measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet Scotland's ambitious statutory targets.

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Read more about Parliamentary consideration of the draft report

Read more about Strategic Environmental Assessment of the measures set out in the draft Report

The RPP2 is structured around the key sectors of energy supply, homes and communities, business and the public sector, transport, waste and rural land use. For each of these sectors, policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are identified, as are a number of proposals for further consideration and development. Taken together, these policies and proposals show that it is possible to meet the climate change targets established by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

RPP2 follows on from the publication on 21 March, 2011 of the Scottish Government’s First Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP1) for the period 2010-2022.