1. Independent report

    02 Dec 2021

    Heat Pump Sector Deal Expert Advisory Group: final report

    The Expert Advisory Group was formed to make recommendations to Scottish Ministers on the scope of a potential Heat Pump Sector Deal for Scotland. This final report includes the Group's recommendations and conclusions from their work.

  2. Consultation paper

    15 Nov 2021

    Heat networks delivery plan - draft: consultation

    This draft heat network delivery plan sets out how the provisions of the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021, and related policies, will contribute to increased heat networks across Scotland. It also outlines the proposed regulatory regime for the heat networks sector in Scotland.

  3. Advice and guidance

    11 Nov 2021

    Single-Use Plastics Regulations: draft guidance

    Draft guidance for the implementation of the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations). A final version will be produced before the Regulations come into force on 1 June 2022.

  4. Consultation paper

    01 Oct 2021

    Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.

  5. NEWS

    21 Sep 2021 00:01

    Climate justice

    Doubling climate fund to help world’s most vulnerable nations

  6. NEWS

    17 Sep 2021 11:31

    Conserving wild salmon

    More than £500,000 to study the pressures faced from pollution and climate change.

  7. NEWS

    09 Sep 2021 00:01


    Communities across Scotland to take part in climate action.

  8. Consultation paper

    02 Aug 2021

    Equity loan scheme - call for evidence: consultation

    The equity loan pilot has delivered energy efficient and zero emission heating solutions to eligible homeowners since its inception in 2017. We now wish to consider the potential to develop the pilot as part of the suite of support schemes for the decarbonisation of Scottish homes.

  9. NEWS

    23 Jul 2021 00:01

    100 Days until COP26

    Scotland makes international pledge to help deliver the Paris Agreement 

  10. Independent report

    21 Jul 2021

    Dairy Sector Climate Change Group: report

    Report from the Dairy Sector Climate Change Group, one of the farmer-led groups established to develop advice and proposals for the Scottish Government. It focusses on how to cut emissions and tackle climate change, something that was re-emphasised in the updated Climate Change Plan.

  11. Strategy/plan

    15 Jul 2021

    Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 - Towards a Better Place for Everyone

    A new air quality strategy to replace Cleaner Air for Scotland - The Road to a Healthier Future, setting out the Scottish Government's air quality policy framework for the next five years and a series of actions to deliver further air quality improvements.

  12. Strategy/plan

    15 Jul 2021

    Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: delivery plan

    A plan setting out timelines, milestones and responsible organisations for delivering the actions in Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: towards a better place for everyone.

  13. Statistics

    15 Jun 2021

    Scottish Greenhouse Gas statistics: 1990-2019

    The Scottish Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the key tool for understanding the origins and magnitudes of greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland. The inventory is compiled in line with international guidance from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  14. Strategy/plan

    16 Mar 2021

    Energy strategy: position statement

    The Energy Strategy position statement provides an overview of our key priorities for the short to medium-term in ensuring a green economic recovery, whilst remaining aligned to our net zero ambitions, in the lead up to COP26.

  15. NEWS

    05 Feb 2021 10:45

    Reaching net zero

    Vision to transform heating in Scotland’s buildings published.

  16. Research and analysis

    21 Dec 2020

    Scottish hydrogen: assessment report

    Examines how applications of hydrogen-based technologies in transport, industry, heat and whole system approaches can best be deployed in Scotland.

  17. Speech/statement

    21 Dec 2020

    Scottish Government Hydrogen Policy Statement

    We set out our vision for Scotland to become a leading hydrogen nation in the production of reliable, competitive, sustainable hydrogen, securing Scotland’s future as a centre of international excellence as we establish the innovation, skills and and supply chain to underpin our energy transition.

  18. Progress report

    18 Dec 2020

    Annual energy statement: 2020

    This year’s energy statement highlights the key developments in the sector that have influenced the Scottish Government's ability to deliver the targets set out in the current Energy Strategy, published in December 2017.

  19. NEWS

    21 Sep 2020 00:01

    Recycle Week 2020

    People encouraged to continue recycling to help the environment.

  20. Impact assessment

    24 Mar 2020

    Climate Change Bill - strategic environmental assessment: post adoption

    Ways in which the findings of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) environmental report and the views expressed by consultation respondents have been taken into account as the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill was finalised into the 2019 Act.

  21. NEWS

    06 Jul 2018 09:15

    Tackling climate change

    New fund to help communities in Malawi respond to effects of global warming.