Climate change

  1. Rural and island community support

    Spring Budget needs to invest in environment and food production.

  2. Nominations for new National Park

    Assessment of nominations will now begin.

  3. Goose management policy review 2022

    Update on progress in delivering goose management policies. this sets out proposals to refresh policies for delivery of goose management over the next 5 to 10 years and highlights emerging issues that will require actions in the medium to longer term.

  4. Air quality: key behaviours report

    Report commissioned to identify key public behaviours that have the most impact on improving air quality, and to support future public engagement work. The report focuses on the actions households and the general public can take to support improving outdoor air quality.

  5. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland's Global Footprint - Evidence Base & Policy Levers

    This report presents evidence and initial recommendations on how the Scottish Government could use the available policy levers to help ensure Scotland’s international environmental impact is sustainable.

  6. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Driving the Transition to a Nature Positive Economy - A Synthesis of Policy Levers for Governments

    This report supports the research project ‘Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland’s Economy: Evidence base and Policy levers’. It focuses on the transition to a nature positive economy, summarises key evidence, and presents a synthesis of potential actions.

  7. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Reducing Scotland's International Environmental Impact - Learning from International Best Practices

    This report supports the research project ‘Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland’s Global Footprint: Evidence Base and Policy Levers’. It summarises examples of international best practice in relation to policy levers for achieving a sustainable global footprint.

  8. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland's Economy - Evidence Base & Policy Levers

    This report presents evidence and initial recommendations on how the Scottish Government could use the available policy levers to support the transformations in Scotland’s economy needed to help tackle the climate and nature emergencies.

  9. Climate change - national adaptation plan 2024 to 2029: consultation

    The effects of climate change are already being felt by people in Scotland. That is why, as well as taking action to reduce emissions, we must also take steps to adapt to climate change. This consultation seeks your views on the Scottish National Adaptation Plan 2024 to 2029.

  10. Climate change - national adaptation plan 2024 to 2029: consultation - easy read

    The impacts of climate change are already being felt by people in Scotland. That is why, as well as taking action to reduce emissions, we must also take steps to adapt to climate change. This is an easy-read version of the consultation on the Scottish National Adaptation Plan 2024 to 2029.

  11. Scotland's International Strategy

    This strategy sets out our approach to international engagement and delivery to the end of the current parliamentary term.

  12. Am Plana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh: Sgrìobhainn Chochomhairleachaidh

    This consultation covers the content of the national Good Food Nation Plan. It seeks views on the Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions. This is a Gaelic translation of the consultation.

  13. Geàrr-iomradh air a' Phlana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government. This is a Gaelic summary of the Plan.

  14. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of our consultation on the national Good Food Nation Plan, which sets out the Government's goals for food and how we will achieve them.

  15. National Good Food Nation Plan

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

  16. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation

    We are consulting on the first national Good Food Nation Plan. We are seeking views on the national Good Food Nation Outcomes, ways of measuring progress and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions.

  17. Circular economy and waste route map to 2030: consultation

    The route map sets out strategic direction for delivering our system-wide, comprehensive vision Scotland’s circular economy from now to 2030. Building on a first consultation (2022), we are consulting on key priority actions that will unlock progress across the waste hierarchy.

  18. Circular economy and waste route map to 2030: strategic environmental assessment - environmental report

    Environmental report relating to our consultation on key priority actions that will unlock progress across the waste hierarchy.

  19. Food waste: review of 2019 waste reduction action plan

    A review of food waste reduction progress in Scotland following publication of the Food Waste Reduction Action Plan in 2019.

  20. Infrastructure investment plan 2021-2022 to 2025-2026: carbon assessment

    This assessment draws on a range of evidence, including results from a taxonomy assessment, to carbon assess the 2021 Infrastructure Investment Plan.

  21. Greenhouse gas emissions projections: phase 1 and phase 2 modelling results

    Analysis undertaken by Ricardo-AEA for the Scottish Government to provide an estimated projection of Scottish emissions from 2019 to 2045 which capture announced Scottish and UK policies.

  22. Ro-innleachd airson Saidheans Mara is Ùrghnàthachadh

    ’S e seo an Ro-innleachd ùr airson Saidheans Mara is Ùr-ghnàthachadh aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha i a’ cur amasan an cèill airson saidheans mara agus ùr-ghnàthachadh ann an Alba agus a’ stèidheachadh sia builean gus barrachd bhuannachdan fhaighinn bho ar n-obair saidheans, fianais agus dàta.

  23. Marine science and innovation strategy

    Establishes the vision for marine science and innovation in Scotland and six outcomes to strengthen the impact of marine science, evidence and data.

  24. Managing deer for climate and nature: consultation

    We are consulting on proposals to modernise the legislation which governs deer management in Scotland and ensure it is fit for purpose in the context of the biodiversity and climate crises, alongside a small number of proposals concerned with farmed and kept deer.

  25. Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - December 2023

    Information on the projects which have received funding through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

  26. First Minister at Climate Week NYC: overview, outcomes and costs

    Details of the First Minister's activities at Climate Week NYC, alongside costs from the visit.

  27. Ending the sale of peat: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to our consultation on ending the sale of peat in Scotland.

  28. Scottish Budget 2024 to 2025: high level carbon assessment

    Estimate of the consumption-based carbon emissions associated with planned budget expenditure.

  29. Green land investment in rural Scotland: social and economic impacts

    Outlines the findings of research into the range of potential social and economic impacts relating to new forms of green land investment in rural Scotland.

  30. Heat transition: public engagement strategic framework

    A guide to how we will work with others to deliver a programme of public awareness raising, education and participation around clean heat and energy efficiency.

  31. Scottish Household Survey 2022: Key Findings

    Selected findings from the 2022 Scottish Household Survey, organised by topic area.

  32. Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill: consultation

    We are seeking views on our proposed Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill, which aims to improve decision making and the implementation of the National Performance Framework to ensure that all policy and delivery accounts for wellbeing and sustainable development.

  33. Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear from people about how we can make sure that the National Outcomes, sustainable development and wellbeing are thought about in public sector decision making. This document describes our proposals in this area.

  34. Scottish islands: data overview 2023

    This report gives a snapshot of Scotland's island-level data as collated in the new Scottish Islands Data Dashboard and draws out key findings relating to each of the strategic objective topic areas set out in the National Islands Plan.

  35. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation - tell us what you think: easy read

    An easy read version of our consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill - Changing how we heat our homes and buildings. We are seeking to set standards for energy efficiency and clean heat in homes and buildings.

  36. Negative Emissions Technologies (NETS): Feasibility Study

    This study estimates the maximum Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) potential achievable in Scotland, 2030 - 2050.

  37. Negative Emissions Technologies (NETS): Feasibility Study - Technical Appendices

    Technical annex for study that estimates the maximum Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) potential achievable in Scotland, 2030 - 2050.

  38. Investor Panel recommendations: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government agrees with the Panel that there are characteristics of investor friendly states that Scotland should seek to emulate and that require a new and very different approach if Scotland is to attract the scale of global capital required. The Government accepts this challenge.

  39. Investor Panel: Mobilising international capital to finance the transition to Net Zero

    Large scale private capital investment is needed to enable Scotland’s just transition to net zero. The Investor Panel’s proposals will help to make Scotland a globally competitive investment destination. They include clear priorities, more agile decision making and upskilling Ministers and officials

  40. Delivering net zero for Scotland's buildings - Heat in Buildings Bill: consultation

    A consultation on proposals to make new laws around the energy efficiency of our homes and buildings and the way we heat those buildings.

  41. Social housing net zero standard consultation: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment for the consultation on a new Social Housing Net Zero Standard in Scotland.

  42. Heat in buildings - multiple ownership mixed use buildings: energy retrofit possibilities

    Scotland has many buildings which have multiple owners and mixed uses. This report categorises those buildings further and identifies potential solutions to decarbonise their heat supply and improve energy efficiency, in line with the heat in buildings strategy.

  43. Tenements Short Life Working Group – energy efficiency and zero emissions heating: final report

    The Tenements Short Life Working Group present their recommendations to the Scottish Government on the best approach for decarbonising the heat supply of tenement buildings and achieving a good level of energy efficiency, in line with commitments in the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  44. Social housing net zero standard consultation: interim equality impact assessment

    Interim equality impact assessment for the consultation on a new social housing net zero standard in Scotland.

  45. Social housing net zero standard consultation: business regulatory impact assessment

    A partial business regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to set out potential impacts of the social housing net zero standard proposals.

  46. Social housing net zero standard consultation: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for the consultation on proposals for a new social housing net zero standard in Scotland.

  47. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation: business and regulatory impact assessment (partial)

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (partial) in support of consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill.

  48. Heat in buildings monitoring and evaluation Framework

    A monitoring and evaluation Framework for the Heat in Buildings Strategy to help track progress against the strategy.

  49. Social housing net zero standard: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on a new Social Housing Net Zero Standard (SHNZS) in Scotland. This new standard will replace the second Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH2).

  50. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment(CRWIA) in support of consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill.

  51. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation: Fairer Scotland impact assessment

    Fairer Scotland duty assessment in support of the consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill.

  52. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment to support the consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill "Changing the way we heat our homes and buildings ".

  53. Net zero heating and energy efficiency standards - phase 1 and 2: qualitative research

    The Scottish Government commissioned Energy Saving Trust and Taylor McKenzie to undertake research to explore attitudes of homeowners in Scotland to the potential regulatory standards that may be implemented over 2025 to 2045 , dependent on further consultation.

  54. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation: strategic environmental assessment

    Strategic Environmental Assessment to support the consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill.

  55. Net zero heating and energy efficiency standards: research summary

    Summary of research by Energy Saving Trust and Taylor McKenzie exploring the attitudes of homeowners in Scotland to the potential regulatory standards that may be implemented over 2025 to 2045, dependent on further consultation.

  56. Net zero heating and energy efficiency standards - phase 3 and 4: qualitative research

    The Scottish Government commissioned Energy Saving Trust and Taylor McKenzie to undertake research to explore attitudes of homeowners in Scotland to the potential regulatory standards proposed to be implemented over 2025 – 2045 , dependent on further consultation.

  57. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA) to support the consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill "Changing the way we heat our homes and buildings".

  58. UK Emissions Trading Scheme: Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA)

    This Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) covers changes to the aviation and maritime sectors under the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and their potential impact on island communities.

  59. UK Emissions Trading Scheme: Business and Regulations Impact Assessment (BRIA)

    This Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) covers the potential impacts on Scottish businesses due to upcoming changes to the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

  60. Natural capital: economic benefits assessment

    Outlines new economic analysis that quantifies the likely economic impacts, measured as output and jobs created, from hypothetical cross-sector regional and national programmes of natural capital investment in Scotland.

  61. Green Heat Finance Taskforce: report part 1 - November 2023

    The independent Green Heat Finance Taskforce, has identified a suite of options which will allow individual property owners to access finance to cover the upfront costs for replacing polluting heating with clean heat solutions in the manner best suited to their own individual circumstances.

  62. Water, wastewater and drainage policy: consultation

    This consultation seeks your views on our proposed principles and considerations in developing policy for the future of the water industry in Scotland in response to the climate emergency.

  63. Heat networks target 2035 consultation: business and regulatory impact assessment - partial

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to our consultation on the 2035 target for the amount of heat to be supplied by heat networks.

  64. Marine piling - energy conversion factors in underwater radiated sound: review

    A report which investigates the Energy Conversion Factor (ECF) method and provides recommendations regarding the modelling approaches for impact piling as used in environmental impact assessments (EIA) in Scottish Waters.

  65. Land use strategy: fourth annual progress report 2022-2023

    Fourth annual progress report on Scotland's land use strategy, as required under Section 37A of The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019. It covers the period of March 2022 to March 2023.

  66. How much do people in Scotland value characteristics of marine and coastal areas

    This report summarises the results of a choice experiment survey that was designed to capture the preferences of Scottish people towards the management of marine and coastal areas in Scotland.

  67. Offshore wind - birds on migration in Scottish waters: strategic review

    A report detailing the migratory routes of bird species around the UK and Ireland which have the potential to be impacted by offshore wind developments. This forms part of the strategic study of collision risk for birds on migration and further development of the stochastic collision risk modelling tool work package one.

  68. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Agricultural Tenancies proposals Environmental Report

    SEA is a systematic process for evaluating the environmental consequences of proposed plans, strategies, or programmes. This Report accompanies the Agricultural Tenancies proposals, within the Land Reform Bill.

  69. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Small Landholdings and Land Use Tenancy Proposals Environmental Report

    SEA is a systematic process for evaluating the environmental consequences of proposed plans, strategies, or programmes. This Report accompanies the Small Landholding and Land Use Tenancy proposals, within the Land Reform Bill.

  70. Understanding seabird behaviour at sea part 2: improved estimates of collision risk model parameters

    Report detailing research using GPS tags to track Scottish seabirds at sea.

  71. Agricultural tenancies, small landholdings and land use tenancy proposals: strategic environmental assessment - consultation

    This consultation provides you with the opportunity to examine the environmental impact of our proposed changes to agricultural tenancies, small landholdings, and the new land use tenancy.

  72. New National Parks: nominations guidance and appraisal framework

    Information on the nomination process for the New National Park(s) project, including links to all key documents for nominating groups.

  73. Draft energy strategy and Just Transition plan: consultation analysis

    Independent report prepared on behalf of the Scottish Government and provides an independent analysis of responses to the public consultation on the draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan.

  74. Future of National Parks: strategic environmental assessment - environmental report

    This environmental report is part of the strategic environmental assessment for the future of National Parks in Scotland.

  75. Just Transition for the Grangemouth industrial cluster: discussion paper

    A paper summarising the proposed approach to developing a Just Transition Plan for the industrial cluster of Grangemouth. This will support forthcoming engagement, in aid of a co-design process, that will shape the final Just Transition Plan.

  76. Nitrous Oxide emissions associated with 100% hydrogen boilers: research

    Research to measure the gas composition of flue gas from hydrogen boilers under normal, real world operating conditions, with a view to establishing what, if any, greenhouse gases are emitted during combustion.

  77. New legal targets proposed for nature recovery

    Further action to tackle the biodiversity crisis.

  78. Tackling poverty and growing the economy

    First Minister to publish first Programme for Government.

  79. Driving green energy growth

    Bute House Agreement delivering Scotland’s energy transition.

  80. Climate justice funding

    Rwanda, Malawi and Zambia to receive £24 million.

  81. Environment - guiding principles: statutory guidance

    This guidance provides information on how officials across government should apply the environmental principles when developing policy.

  82. Environment - guiding principles consultation: statutory guidance – Parliamentary statement and analysis report

    As required by section 18(4) of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 the Scottish Government has provided a parliamentary statement and an analysis report on the consultation on Scotland’s Guiding Principles on the Environment: Statutory Guidance.

  83. Salmon fishing - proposed river gradings for 2024 season: consultation

    We are seeking views on the proposed river gradings for the 2024 salmon fishing season, which have been calculated from the annual assessment of the conservation status of wild Atlantic salmon in rivers across Scotland.

  84. Collaboration on green energy

    DFM attends first Celtic Forum in Brittany.

  85. Scottish Energy Performance Certificates - new metrics: research

    Research report summarising work to develop new EPC metrics for Scottish EPCs. This report accompanies the Energy Performance Certificate reform consultation.

  86. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) reform: consultation

    This consultation sets out our proposals to reform domestic and non-domestic Energy Performance Certificates.

  87. Heat networks target 2035 consultation: SG response

    Government response to our consultation on the 2035 target for the amount of heat to be supplied by heat networks.

  88. National Litter and Flytipping strategy: island communities impact assessment

    Summary of the island communities impact assessment (ICIA) undertaken for the National Litter and Flytipping strategy.

  89. Vision for sustainable aquaculture: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment for the vision for sustainable aquaculture.

  90. Vision for sustainable aquaculture

    The Vision for sustainable aquaculture describes the Scottish Government’s long-term aspirations to 2045 for the finfish, shellfish and seaweed farming sectors, and the wider aquaculture supply chain.

  91. Vision for sustainable aquaculture: child rights and wellbeing screening sheet

    Child rights and wellbeing screening sheet for the Vision for sustainable aquaculture

  92. UK Government urged to end carbon capture scheme delays

    First Minister calls for action to end uncertainty on Acorn Project.

  93. National Islands Plan review: consultation

    We are consulting on a review of the National Islands Plan, published in 2019. This review is required by the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. We are seeking views on the impact and content of the current National Islands Plan.

  94. Biodiversity duty report 2018 to 2020

    Report detailing how the Scottish Government furthered the conservation of biodiversity when exercising its functions, during the period 2018 to 2020 inclusive.

  95. New grant funding to decarbonise public sector buildings

    Additional support for net zero transition.

  96. NHS Scotland - climate emergency and sustainability: annual report 2021 to 2022

    Report for 2021 to 2022 providing information on; greenhouse gas emissions arising from the operations of NHS Scotland, actions which have been taken or are underway to reduce NHS Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact, and actions to adapt to climate change.

  97. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2023

    Details how we will deliver on the commitments in the National Islands Plan, over the coming year.

  98. Heat networks - thermal energy target 2035: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to our consultation on the 2035 target for the amount of heat to be supplied by heat networks.

  99. Scotland's Vision for Trade: annual report - June 2023

    Our second annual report on Scotland's Vision for Trade, outlining the range of specific actions that we have taken over the past year and our continued ambition to make trade-related decisions based on the principles of inclusive growth, wellbeing, sustainability, net zero and good governance.

  100. New strategy to tackle litter scourge published

    Tougher sanctions for flytipping.

  101. National Litter and Flytipping Strategy

    The National Litter and Flytipping Strategy sets out a refreshed approach to tackling litter and flytipping in order to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment; ensure safer and cleaner communities and contribute to a thriving circular economy for Scotland.

  102. Litter and flytipping strategy: fairer Scotland duty summary

    A summary of the fairer Scotland duty assessment undertaken for the national litter and flytipping strategy.

  103. Litter and flytipping strategy: final business and regulatory impact assessment

    The results of the final business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) undertaken for the national litter and flytipping strategy.

  104. Litter and flytipping strategy: equality impact assessment

    Results of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) undertaken for the national litter and flytipping strategy.

  105. Litter and flytipping strategy: strategic environment assessment - post adoption statement

    A strategic environmental assessment post adoption statement setting out how responses to the assessment have been taken into account for the national litter and flytipping strategy.

  106. Litter and flytipping: scale and cost

    This report updates data referenced in the previous National Litter Strategy (2014) on the scale and cost of litter and flytipping in Scotland to inform the national litter and flytipping strategy (2023).

  107. Air quality report 2022: public engagement

    Findings from a quantitative study exploring public perceptions of air quality in Scotland among adults.

  108. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: programme pipeline update - March 2023

    This pipeline provides information relating to key major infrastructure programmes with an investment of £20 million or more included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in February 2021.

  109. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: progress report 2022 to 2023

    Second annual progress report relating to the Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26 which outlines the progress made in relation to the Plan’s three themes during the last year as well as key delivery achievements and activity planned for the coming year.

  110. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - March 2023

    The following information relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond.

  111. Just transition for the built environment and construction sector: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the built environment and construction sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

  112. Just transition in land use and agriculture: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the land use and agriculture sectors. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition.

  113. Just transition for the transport sector: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the transport sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

  114. Climate Change Committee's (CCC) annual progress report 2022 recommendations: SG response

    Scottish Government's response to the Climate Change Committee’s December 2022 report on Scotland’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  115. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics 2021

    Official statistics showing emissions of greenhouse gases in Scotland over the period 1990 to 2021.

  116. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics 2021

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  117. Realistic Medicine - Doing the right thing: Chief Medical Officer annual report 2022 to 2023

    Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) third annual report, and the seventh on Realistic Medicine. It reflects on the challenges our system is facing and asks professionals to practise Realistic Medicine, in order to deliver value based health and care and a more sustainable system.

  118. Carbon Neutral Islands project reaches major milestone

    Community Climate Action Plans unveiled.

  119. Circular Economy Bill published

    New powers will reduce waste and grow green economy.

  120. Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  121. Circular Economy Bill: fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  122. Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  123. Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  124. Circular Economy Bill: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment examining the possible impacts of the Circular Economy bill provisions.

  125. Community Climate Action Hubs: response analysis

    Scottish Government received 70 responses from third sector and community groups in response to the Climate Action Hub programme announced in 2020. Two pathfinder hubs were identified and the information was used to shape the programme.

  126. New Build Heat Standard: consultation - part two analysis

    The New Build Heating Standard (NBHS) consultation: Part II was an opportunity for the Scottish Government to understand a wide variety of stakeholders’ views on a number of specific proposals. This independent analysis presents a report on these views both quantitively and qualitatively.

  127. New Build Heat Standard 2024: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment (ICIA) owing to the proposals in the New Build Heat Standard (NBHS) with the move toward zero direct emissions heating systems as a standard in all new buildings. Assessing the particular realities of island communities.

  128. New Build Heat Standard 2024: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) considering the New Build Heat Standard (NBHS) proposals and implications of moving away from direct emissions heating systems in new buildings. Considering in detail the impacts and potential for increasing equality as a result of introducing these regulations.

  129. New Build Heat Standard 2024: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) in consideration of the introduction of the New Build Heat Standard (NBHS). Looking in detail at the economic impacts of moving to Zero Direct Emissions heating systems in all new buildings.

  130. New Build Heat Standard 2024: fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland duty assessment for the New Build Heat Standard looking into the socio-economic impact of moving forward with zero direct emissions heating systems in all new buildings and in helping reduce inequalities in Scotland.

  131. New Build Heat Standard 2024: children’s rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children’s rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) in consideration of the New Build Heat Standard (NBHS). Looking at the implications of moving away from Direct Emissions Heating Systems in new buildings with particular regard for children and young people.

  132. Planning for water scarcity

    Call for responsible water use as resilience room meets.

  133. Climate change monitoring report 2023

    The second annual statutory monitoring report against the updated 2018 Climate Change Plan, as per the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  134. Climate change adaptation programme: progress report 2023

    Fourth annual progress report on "Climate Ready Scotland: Scotland’s Climate Change Adaptation Programme 2019 to 2024".

  135. Heat networks: Building Assessment Report (BAR) guidance

    Statutory guidance on building assessment reports (BAR) to support the owners of non-domestic buildings to discharge their duty in relation to assessing their building’s potential to connect to a heat network. They should be read alongside the HNZ and Building Assessment Reports (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  136. Heat Network Zone (HNZ) guidance

    Statutory guidance to support local authorities to discharge their duties in relation to review, and possible designation, of Heat Network Zones. The guidance should be read alongside the Heat Network Zones and Building Assessment Reports (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  137. Nitrogen use efficiency in Scotland: annual report 2023

    First annual report under section 5(1)(c) of the Climate Change (Nitrogen Balance Sheet) (Scotland) Regulations 2022, and complements the latest published version of the Nitrogen Balance Sheet for the year 2020.

  138. Scottish Nitrogen Balance Sheet 2020

    The Scottish Nitrogen Balance Sheet brings together evidence on flows of nitrogen in Scotland from across the whole economy to understand and keep track of the use of nitrogen.

  139. Developing essential fish habitat maps: report

    The project helped define areas of the sea essential to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity. Twenty-nine species and multiple life-stages were reviewed covering marine fish and shellfish of commercial and ecological importance, relevant to offshore wind development areas.

  140. New National Parks - appraisal framework: consultation

    We produced an appraisal framework to support the assessment of nominations for new National Park designations in Scotland. This consultation is seeking your views and comments on this and the selection criteria for new National Parks.

  141. New National Parks - nomination process and draft appraisal framework: consultation

    We produced an appraisal framework to support the assessment of nominations for new National Park designations. This consultation is seeking your views and comments on this and the selection criteria for new National Parks in Scotland.

  142. Investing in green hydrogen

    Funding to support just energy transition.

  143. Research helping to cut emissions and create jobs

    Rural research worth millions to Scotland.

  144. Public procurement strategy: 2023 to 2028

    The first Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland provides a future high-level vision and roadmap for Scottish public procurement which all public sector bodies can align to and deliver against.

  145. Local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods - planning guidance: consultation

    We are seeking views on this draft guidance on local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods to support the implementation of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4).

  146. Mobilising private investment in natural capital: report

    This report looks at how to encourage responsible private investment into peatland restoration, including how to overcome barriers to scaling voluntary carbon markets to restore peatland in Scotland.

  147. Local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods - draft guidance consultation: impact assessment report update

    The impact assessment report update relates to the consultation on our draft guidance on local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods, produced to support the fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).

  148. Scottish Household Survey 2021 - telephone survey: key findings

    A summary of the key findings from the Scottish Household Survey 2021 telephone survey.

  149. Changes to deposit return scheme

    Small businesses to benefit.

  150. Donating medical equipment: report

    This report by the Chief Medical Officer reviews the standards required for medical equipment donations to low- and middle-income countries. It includes a 10 step guide to the donation journey and links to key guidance.

  151. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  152. Delivering Scotland's Circular Economy - route map to 2025 and beyond: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the 2022 consultation on Delivering Scotland's Circular Economy: Route map to 2025 and Beyond.

  153. Floating solar panels ready in first for Scotland

    Array tested before deployment this year.

  154. Financing a just transition

    New support to increase investment across the North East.

  155. Climate Change Act – Section 72: thirteenth annual report

    Information and conclusions fulfilling our annual reporting requirements on the operation of Section 3F of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (introduced by Section 72 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009).

  156. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  157. Environment Strategy for Scotland: second progress report

    The second annual report to Parliament on progress in developing the Environment Strategy for Scotland, as required under the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021.

  158. National Events Strategy Review: Easy Read version

    Easy Read version of consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's National Events Strategy.

  159. National events strategy review: consultation - Gaelic version

    Gaelic version of consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's national events strategy.

  160. National events strategy review: consultation

    Scotland's National events strategy is being reviewed and updated. This will extend its term to the end of 2035. This survey provides everyone with a role in Scotland’s world-class event industry the chance to shape the sector’s updated strategy.

  161. National events strategy review: business and regulatory impact assessment - partial

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's national events strategy.

  162. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2019

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  163. Climate loss and damage: practical action

    The report is a synthesis of different views and analyses of practical action for addressing climate loss and damage. It considers mobilising and innovative finance, assessing needs and delivering actions.

  164. Funding local climate action

    Climate Action Hubs will put communities at the heart of net zero.

  165. Onshore conventional oil and gas - call for evidence: analysis of responses

    Independent analysis of responses to the 2022 call for evidence on onshore conventional oil and gas development in Scotland.

  166. National parks - challenge exercise: summary analysis

    Summary analysis of contributions made to the 'Future for National Parks in Scotland' challenge exercise, May to June 2022, on our public dialogue platform www.ideas.gov.scot.

  167. Energy system and Just Transition: independent analysis

    Publication of the outputs from a programme of work to better understand our energy requirements as we transition to net zero.

  168. Making the NHS more environmentally friendly

    Anaesthetic gas removed from theatres.

  169. Drinks producers urged to register for deposit return scheme

    First Minister calls on businesses to sign up.

  170. Scotland's Blue Economy: current status review

    Describes our starting position in the transition to adopting a Blue Economy approach to marine sectors, communities, and the environment. It provides us with the foundation to consider how we can track our progress and determine if significant and lasting change is occurring.

  171. Scottish Budget Bill passed

    Further support for councils, culture sector and island ferries.

  172. A social contract with Scotland

    Final stage of 2023-24 Budget Bill.

  173. Ending the sale of peat in Scotland

    Phasing out use of peat to protect the environment.

  174. Ending the sale of peat: consultation

    We are consulting on ending the sale of peat in Scotland. Responses to this consultation will inform plans and timescales for moving away from using peat products in order to protect peatlands from further damage. Their protection and restoration form important components of our Climate Change Plan.

  175. Funding to help nature projects grow

    Supporting and scaling up responsible investment in nature.

  176. Reducing emissions from agriculture – the role of new farm technologies

    This research identified and evaluated technologies which could offer carbon savings in Scottish agriculture which are not currently in use but could be brought to market within 20 years. A shortlist of technologies were explored in greater detail to identify candidates for accelerated development.

  177. Reducing emissions from waste

    Keeping plastic out of incinerators will help meet climate targets.

  178. Decarbonisation of residual waste infrastructure: report

    Second report and supporting documents from the Independent Review of the Role of Incineration in the Waste Hierarchy in Scotland (Stop, Sort, Burn, Bury?), on decarbonisation of residual waste infrastructure in Scotland.

  179. Investing in recycling

    £21m to modernise collections in Glasgow.

  180. Carbon Neutral Islands: project progress report

    We announced the commitment to support at least three islands to become fully carbon neutral by 2040 in the Programme for Government 2021-2022. This was raised further at COP 26 and the project now aims to support six islands become carbon neutral.

  181. Green Freeports

    Winning bids announced.

  182. Delivering a fair and secure zero carbon energy system

    Strategy to deliver a just transition for the energy sector published.

  183. Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan

    We are consulting on this draft route map of actions we will take to deliver a flourishing net zero energy system that supplies affordable, resilient and clean energy to Scotland’s workers, households, communities and businesses.

  184. Clean energy transition to be accelerated

    Energy strategy to shape next 25 years of energy production.

  185. Supporting a renewables revolution

    Commitment to develop onshore wind generation confirmed.

  186. Hydrogen action plan

    Actions that will be taken over the next five years to support the development of a hydrogen economy to further our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland 's energy system while ensuring a just transition.

  187. A nature positive Scotland

    Scotland’s strategy to tackle the nature emergency.

  188. Highly Protected Marine Areas: policy framework

    Sets out our proposed definition and aims of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) and what this could mean for different activities taking place in Scottish waters. Also describes how we will account for socio-economic factors alongside ecological considerations and proposed new legal powers.

  189. Enhanced support to make homes warmer and greener

    New offer to make climate-friendly energy improvements simpler.

  190. Attracting Investment for a net zero future

    Developing policy with green investors in mind.

  191. Wellbeing economy toolkit for local authorities

    Roadmap to fair, green prosperity for communities and regions.

  192. Strengthening the role of women in climate action

    Funding to ensure women from Global South have say on climate.

  193. Scotland leads global action for nature.

    Environment Minister welcomes international support for Edinburgh Declaration.

  194. Scotland to push energy, nature and justice at COP27

    Energy security relies on shifting from fossil fuels, says Environment Minister.

  195. Building a green heat industry

    £17.6 million to support climate-friendly heating transformation.

  196. Planning for net zero

    A plan for future developments will help combat climate change.

  197. Funding pledge for loss and damage

    FM confirms another £5 million at COP27 and urges countries to follow suit.

  198. COP27 begins

    First Minister calls on leaders to build on Glasgow promise. 

  199. Young people to have their say at COP27

    Youth Negotiator Programme will help give global youth a voice at climate talks

  200. Storm Arwen review

    New processes in place one year on.

  201. Accelerating green heat delivery

    Next steps taken to help transformation.

  202. Accelerating action to tackle nature and climate crises

    More funding to support biodiversity projects.

  203. Supporting a green energy revolution

    Just Transition Fund awards announced.

  204. School pupils lead the journey to net zero

    First Minister addresses Climate Action Week National School Assembly.

  205. Agri sector leads the way in sustainability with audit demand

    Specialist advice available for farming sector.

  206. Transforming heating in homes

    Zero direct emission plans for all new buildings. 

  207. Investing in net zero energy

    £10 million to accelerate hydrogen technology.

  208. Transformative change to protect Scotland’s nature

    Ambitious proposals to halt biodiversity loss.

  209. Putting limits on incineration capacity

    Response to independent review published.

  210. Building a net zero future

    New measures to slash carbon emissions from housing stock.

  211. Tackling the unavoidable effects of climate change

    Scotland keeps up momentum to address loss and damage.

  212. Financing the just transition to net zero

    Tackling climate crisis prioritised in future spending plans.

  213. Single use plastics ban

    Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban problematic plastics.

  214. Consultations on Circular Economy launched

    New measures will help cut waste and preserve precious resources.

  215. Supporting Scotland’s Just Transition

    Just Transition Fund to open on 31 May.

  216. Scottish Government at COP26: What was achieved?

    This report provides an account of the activities delivered through the Scottish Government’s COP26 programme and how that activity supported the Scottish Government’s main climate related policy aims.

  217. Carbon Neutral Islands named

    Six islands to become carbon neutral by 2040.

  218. Public bodies’ emissions reduce

    £100 million to cut carbon footprint further.

  219. Renewed focus needed on climate emergency

    Energy security drive must align with climate goals

  220. Transforming derelict land

    Grants awarded from £50 million fund.

  221. Incineration review published

    Independent report recommends limit on future incineration capacity.

  222. Climate change affecting Scotland’s lochs and reservoirs

    New research shows water is warming rapidly.

  223. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts 2022

    This report estimates quantity and value of services supplied by Scotland's natural capital.

  224. Supporting unions with just transition

    Funding will support worker engagement.

  225. £5 million to develop carbon dioxide utilisation technology

    CO2 Utilisation Challenge Fund launched.

  226. Scottish Government procurement strategy: April 2022 to March 2024

    Scottish Government procurement strategy covering the period from April 2022 to March 2024.

  227. Action on packaging

    Producers will pay for the environmental costs of packaging.

  228. Green Freeports prospectus published

    Applicants must meet fair work and net zero ambitions.

  229. Scotland's Carbon Footprint 1998-2018

    Estimates of Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions on a consumption basis for the period 1999 to 2018.

  230. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  231. Upskilling to address climate change

    Fund opens to applications.

  232. £300m boost for climate friendly heating

    Transforming Scotland’s heating systems.

  233. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  234. Funding for sustainable islands

    Additional funding allocated to local island projects.

  235. Slashing carbon emissions across Scotland

    £8.7 million for green infrastructure projects.

  236. Scottish Cluster support

    Investment in carbon capture project announced.

  237. Wild Salmon Strategy Launch

    Move to bring salmon population back from crisis point.

  238. Promoting low carbon farming and protecting the environment

    Agri-Environment Climate Change Scheme awards.

  239. Sharing knowledge and innovation to tackle climate change

    Projects awarded funding in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund.

  240. Big ambitions for Wee Forests

    Connecting people and nature.

  241. Citizens steer net zero journey

    Response to Climate Assembly recommendations published.

  242. Ensuring a fair journey to net zero

    Experts appointed to support Just Transition mission.

  243. Scotland’s deposit return scheme

    Recycling scheme will go live in 2023.

  244. Creating a cleaner Scotland

    Views sought on new litter and fly-tipping strategy.

  245. Supporting a greener Scotland

    Record funding to deliver a just transition to net zero.

  246. Committing to a greener, fairer future

    New measures announced for a just transition to Net Zero.

  247. Showcasing agricultural climate action

    Peer to peer network to launch.

  248. Towards a circular economy

    Taking action to reduce waste and its impact.

  249. First Minister comments on Glasgow Climate Pact

    COP26 summit concludes.

  250. Reducing agricultural emissions

    Improved controls on the storage and application of slurry and digestate.

  251. Network of sharing libraries and repair cafes

    Funding to deliver key recommendation of Scotland’s Climate Assembly.

  252. Supporting women in climate action and conflict resolution

    Funding for new fellowship programme.

  253. Action on single-use plastic

    Scotland first UK nation to pursue ban on some of the most problematic products.

  254. Protecting the rights of young people

    Scotland signs up to UNICEF declaration on children, youth and climate action.

  255. Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge

    International collaborations to support our seas and oceans.

  256. Scotland to boost climate funding

    First Minister calls on leaders to step up and secure successful outcome.

  257. Planning to reach net zero

    Creating more town centre homes and local services to help fight climate change.

  258. Response to COP26 draft agreement

    First Minister urges leaders to go further.

  259. Celebrating Gender Day at COP26

    Pledge on climate change and inequalities.

  260. Climate justice essential at COP26

    First Minister says Global South voices must be heard.

  261. Empowering communities on climate action

    Towns chosen to help drive just transition to net zero.

  262. First Minister rallies delegates to climate challenge

    Under2 Coalition members to sign Net Zero pledge.

  263. Expanded funding to restore and protect nature

    £55 million for nature restoration and biodiversity projects.

  264. First Minister meets global environmental experts at COP26

    New report advises Scottish Government on environment priorities.

  265. Free bus travel for under 22s

    61% of young people say public transport central to combatting climate emergency.

  266. California signs Scotland’s world-leading nature declaration

    Governments and cities encouraged to take action for nature at COP26.

  267. First Minister meets young activists during COP26

    'Voice of young people must be heard', says FM.

  268. First Minister: Scotland to show leadership on Climate Justice

    Investment to tackle “loss and damage” from climate change.

  269. Ramping up renewables generation

    Plans to increase onshore wind capacity published ahead of COP26.

  270. Creating a fairer, greener nation

    Rural funding scheme extended.

  271. Unlimited recovery of hydrocarbons not sustainable

    Work to be undertaken to support a just transition for Scotland’s energy sector.

  272. Glasgow must bridge climate divide

    First Minister to set out ambition for COP26.

  273. Scotland to push for success at COP26

    Ministers to drive global climate action with distinctive Scottish programme.

  274. Letters sent to legal sector ahead of COP26

    Contact underlines close engagement between Scottish Government and legal bodies.

  275. Events line-up to enrich climate conference

    A series of innovative cultural events are to be staged to mark COP26.

  276. Involving young people in COP26

    Opportunities to meet world leaders and climate activists.

  277. Creating resilient and sustainable islands

    Funding allocated to local island projects.

  278. FM calls for global climate action at TED

    Smaller countries’ actions crucial to tackling climate emergency.

  279. Fast-tracking net zero infrastructure

    Green growth pathfinder projects announced.

  280. Making our homes cleaner and greener

    Scotland’s heat in buildings strategy published.

  281. Scotland putting rail decarbonisation at heart of net zero plans.

    First Minister marks completion of Queen Street Station redevelopment

  282. Global climate justice

    Global south priorities for COP26 set out at Glasgow climate talks.

  283. Climate justice

    Doubling climate fund to help world’s most vulnerable nations

  284. Conserving wild salmon

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

  285. Making Just Transition a defining mission

    New Commission to be established to support net zero transformation.

  286. COP26 youth conference

    Scotland to host United Nations Conference of Youth.

  287. Building a COP26 legacy

    Climate Week to put people at the heart of net zero journey.

  288. COP26

    Communities across Scotland to take part in climate action.

  289. A Fairer, Greener Scotland

    Programme for Government 2021-22.

  290. Zero Carbon Islands

    Islands contributing to net zero commitment.

  291. New Ministers to be appointed

    Scottish Greens to enter government.

  292. Agreement reached with Scottish Green Party

    Cooperation confirmed.

  293. FM calls for collective leadership on a just transition for energy

    ­Letter urges PM to reassess oil and gas licencing plans. 

  294. Investing in net-zero technology

    £16.5 million to support energy transformation.

  295. 100 Days until COP26

    Scotland makes international pledge to help deliver the Paris Agreement 

  296. Increased funding to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

    £64 million for local heat and energy efficiency projects

  297. 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.

  298. Arable Climate Change Group - a new blueprint for Scotland's arable sector: report

    Report from the Arable 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.

  299. National Islands Plan Survey: final report

    This report presents the findings from the National Islands Plan Survey. The research explores perceptions of island life in relation to the strategic objectives set out in the National Islands Plan.

  300. Young Scots have their say on COP26

    Applications for new youth climate programme opened.

  301. Supporting climate justice across the globe

    Funding for international projects ahead of COP26.

  302. 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.

  303. Sustainable and integrated farming and crofting activity in the hills and uplands of Scotland: blueprint - report

    Report from the Hill, Upland and Crofting 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.

  304. Pig sector - reducing greenhouse gas emissions: bringing home the bacon - report

    Report from the Scottish Pig Industry Leadership 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.

  305. Accelerating green growth

    Initiative to unlock £200m of low carbon investment launched.

  306. Strengthening links with Europe

    £3 million research fund announced.

  307. Funding to restore Scotland’s iconic peatlands

    £22 million this year towards meeting climate change targets.

  308. Climate campaign launches

    ‘Let’s do Net Zero’ calls for collective action to help hit net zero.

  309. Climate Change Plan: monitoring reports - 2021 compendium

    The first annual statutory monitoring report against the updated 2018 Climate Change Plan, as per the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  310. Climate change - adaptation programme: progress report 2021

    Second annual progress report on Climate Ready Scotland: Scotland's Climate Change Adaptation Programme 2019 to 2024.

  311. Peatland restoration fund tackles global climate crisis

    Single year and multi-year projects now eligible to apply to a £22 million peatland restoration programme.

  312. 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.

  313. FM: COP26 is our best chance to address climate change

    Scotland will lead by example with commitment to net-zero.

  314. Establishing a Scottish Nitrogen Balance Sheet: consultation analysis

    An analysis report summarising and describing the responses to the public consultation on establishing a Scottish Nitrogen Balance Sheet

  315. Driving progress to a net-zero future

    Hydrogen bus investment announced.

  316. New measures to accelerate greener, cheaper heating

    Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill passed.

  317. Reaching net zero

    Vision to transform heating in Scotland’s buildings published.

  318. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2017

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  319. Budget to support net-zero transformation

    Record funding to deliver Scotland’s green recovery.

  320. Just Transition Commission call for evidence: analysis report

    Analysis of the responses to the Just Transition Commission's call for evidence.

  321. Increase to carrier bag charge

    Help combat plastic waste.

  322. Delivering Scotland’s green recovery

    More than £3.2 million to help communities drive climate action.

  323. Action to tackle climate change

    Measures to stop non-biodegradable waste heading to landfill.

  324. Improving sustainability through innovation

    Tackling climate change in farming and food production.

  325. 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.

  326. Deep decarbonisation pathways for Scottish industries: research report

    The following report is a research piece outlining the potential pathways for decarbonisation of Scottish Industries. Two main pathways are considered, hydrogen and electrification, with both resulting in similar costs and levels of carbon reduction.

  327. Climate Change Plan 2018-2032 - update: strategic environmental assessment - draft

    Draft strategic environmental assessment of the update to the Climate Change Plan 2018 to 2032. The appendices are available as a supporting file on this page.

  328. Securing a green recovery on a path to net zero: climate change plan 2018–2032 - update

    This update to Scotland's 2018-2032 Climate Change Plan sets out the Scottish Government's pathway to our new and ambitious targets set by the Climate Change Act 2019. It is a key strategic document on our green recovery from COVID-19.

  329. 30% of Scotland’s land to be protected for nature

    Next steps on tackling biodiversity loss published.

  330. Scottish biodiversity strategy post-2020: statement of intent

    Sets the direction for a new biodiversity strategy which will respond to the increased urgency for action to tackle the twin challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.

  331. UK Government urged to match climate ambition with action

    Climate Change Secretary sets out key asks ahead of Climate Ambition Summit.

  332. Helping industry cut emissions

    Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund opens.

  333. Contributing to the Paris Agreement

    Scotland to publish an indicative Nationally Determined Contribution ahead of Glasgow COP26.

  334. Farmer-led groups to tackle climate change

    More sustainable farming and food production.

  335. Combating biodiversity loss

    New Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity announced.

  336. Increased offshore wind ambition by 2030

    Supporting Scotland’s green recovery. 

  337. Tackling single-use plastic

    Consultation launched on banning common single-use plastic items.

  338. Scotland’s Green Recovery

    £3.5 million to help deliver climate-friendly projects.

  339. Driving international climate action

    Scotland assumes European role ahead of critical COP26 talks.

  340. Recycle Week 2020

    People encouraged to continue recycling to help the environment.

  341. Ending Scotland's throwaway culture

    Experts advise on replacing single-use items.

  342. Building resilience for island communities

    £2 million for locally-led green recovery.

  343. Scotland's Climate Assembly: operations and administration arrangements

    Details on the Assembly's independence and governance, resources, member recruitment, meetings, evidence base, engagement, principles and reporting arrangements.

  344. Scotland’s green recovery

    Funding for a just transition to net-zero.

  345. International declaration agreed

    Calls for global biodiversity action at all levels.

  346. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  347. £62 million fund for energy sector

    Support package to help deliver net zero future.

  348. Climate Change Plan update

    Publication to be delayed due to coronavirus outbreak.

  349. COP26 update

    Need for partnership working.

  350. Protecting Scotland’s environment

    Environment strategy published.

  351. New beef sector climate group

    Moving to a low-carbon future.

  352. Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Tackling the climate emergency and protecting public services.

  353. Delivering a green budget

    Scottish Budget prioritising the climate emergency.

  354. The Big Climate Conversation

    Public share opinions on transitioning to net-zero.

  355. Climate Change Plan

    Working group to support ambitious new emissions targets.

  356. Tackling climate crisis through artificial intelligence

    Funding to support innovation.

  357. Offshore wind summit

    Steps to ensure contracts stay in Scotland.

  358. More people are environmentally conscious

    20 years of the Scottish Household Survey.

  359. Scotland’s recycling summit

    Talks to accelerate action on waste.

  360. Global pledge on climate crisis

    Transport charter signed at COP25 summit.

  361. Madrid COP25 climate summit

    Working together to tackle climate change.

  362. Scotland’s base for climate summit

    Glasgow Science Centre to host COP26 events.

  363. Sending computers to Africa

    Education initiatives benefit from used Scottish Government equipment.

  364. Safeguarding environmental standards

    Advisory body plan for ‘no deal’ Brexit.

  365. Rates relief for retailers

    First Minister announces support for shops tackling throwaway culture.

  366. £27m funding for active travel

    First Minister – Scotland acting locally as we lead globally on climate change.

  367. Green investment programme opens

    Support for projects tackling climate emergency.

  368. Scotland's Climate Week 2019

    Taking action to become a net-zero society.

  369. Building a zero carbon future

    Climate change top of the agenda for new planning system.

  370. Scotland to become a net-zero society

    New legislation will demonstrate global leadership.

  371. Climate change adaptation

    Improving protection against climate extremes.

  372. Climate Ready Scotland: climate change adaptation programme 2019-2024

    A five year programme to prepare Scotland for the challenges we will face as our climate continues to change.

  373. Committing to zero emissions

    Proposals put public sector at the forefront of climate change fight.

  374. Cleaner Air for Scotland

    Independent review on air quality published.

  375. Tackling climate change

    Additional £11 million for peatland restoration.

  376. The Big Climate Conversation

    Public engagement events to tackle climate emergency.

  377. Deposit Return Scheme

    Ambitious scheme design takes shape.

  378. Reaching net zero

    Call for immediate action on greenhouse gases.

  379. Climate Change action

    Scotland will go greener, faster with world-leading targets.

  380. Climate Challenge Fund

    Embracing a carbon-neutral society

  381. Scottish climate change adaptation programme 2019-2024: strategic environmental assessment

    This SEA investigates the likely significant effects on the environment.

  382. Developing an environment strategy for Scotland: analysis of responses to online discussion

    Independent analysis of responses to our June to August 2018 online discussion that sought views to help inform the development of an Environment Strategy for Scotland.

  383. Scottish climate change adaptation programme 2019-2024: consultation draft

    We want to hear your views on Scotland's new five-year climate change adaptation programme to be launched in autumn 2019.

  384. Powering Past Coal Alliance

    Scottish Government joins clean power group.

  385. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2015

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  386. Transitioning to carbon neutrality

    Remit and initial Commission members announced.

  387. Innovative solutions to protect environment

    New partnership and funding.

  388. UN climate change conference

    Funding for global climate action.

  389. Blue Carbon forum launched

    Exploring the marine environment’s capacity to solve carbon problem.

  390. Tackling climate change

    £600k fund for projects in Malawi and Zambia.

  391. Turning the tide on marine plastics

    Doubling of funding.

  392. Fighting coastline pollution

    £100,000 for beach clean-ups.

  393. Leading the way to a low-carbon future

    Just Transition Commission to advise on decarbonisation.

  394. Tackling climate change

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

  395. Strong progress on climate change

    Greenhouse gas emissions reduced by nearly half.

  396. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  397. Commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

    New legislation set to be ‘toughest in the world’. 

  398. 2050 Climate Group Youth Summit

    Malawi partnership announced.

  399. Climate Challenge Fund

    More than 1,000 community projects have helped cut carbon emissions.

  400. Climate Change Plan: third report on proposals and policies 2018-2032 (RPP3)

    This plan sets out the path to a low carbon economy while helping to deliver sustainable economic growth and secure the wider benefits to a greener, fairer and healthier Scotland in 2032.

  401. Climate change mitigation funding in draft budgets: 2013 to present

    Summaries of funding for climate change mitigation measures in draft Budgets since 2013 to 2014.

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