Climate change

  1. 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.

  2. Climate change adaptation programme: progress report 2023

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

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

    Statutory guidance on building assessment reports 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Investing in green hydrogen

    Funding to support just energy transition.

  11. Research helping to cut emissions and create jobs

    Rural research worth millions to Scotland.

  12. 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.

  13. 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).

  14. 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.

  15. 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).

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

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

  17. Changes to deposit return scheme

    Small businesses to benefit.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Floating solar panels ready in first for Scotland

    Array tested before deployment this year.

  21. Financing a just transition

    New support to increase investment across the North East.

  22. 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).

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. National Events Strategy Review: Easy Read version

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

  26. National events strategy review: consultation - Gaelic version

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. Scotland's Carbon Footprint 1998 – 2019

    Estimates of Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions on a consumption basis for the period 1998 to 2019.

  30. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2019

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  31. 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.

  32. Funding local climate action

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. Making the NHS more environmentally friendly

    Anaesthetic gas removed from theatres.

  37. Drinks producers urged to register for deposit return scheme

    First Minister calls on businesses to sign up.

  38. 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.

  39. Scottish Budget Bill passed

    Further support for councils, culture sector and island ferries.

  40. A social contract with Scotland

    Final stage of 2023-24 Budget Bill.

  41. Ending the sale of peat in Scotland

    Phasing out use of peat to protect the environment.

  42. 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.

  43. Funding to help nature projects grow

    Supporting and scaling up responsible investment in nature.

  44. 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.

  45. Reducing emissions from waste

    Keeping plastic out of incinerators will help meet climate targets.

  46. 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.

  47. Investing in recycling

    £21m to modernise collections in Glasgow.

  48. 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.

  49. Green Freeports

    Winning bids announced.

  50. Delivering a fair and secure zero carbon energy system

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

  51. 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.

  52. Clean energy transition to be accelerated

    Energy strategy to shape next 25 years of energy production.

  53. Supporting a renewables revolution

    Commitment to develop onshore wind generation confirmed.

  54. 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.

  55. A nature positive Scotland

    Scotland’s strategy to tackle the nature emergency.

  56. 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.

  57. Enhanced support to make homes warmer and greener

    New offer to make climate-friendly energy improvements simpler.

  58. Attracting Investment for a net zero future

    Developing policy with green investors in mind.

  59. Wellbeing economy toolkit for local authorities

    Roadmap to fair, green prosperity for communities and regions.

  60. Strengthening the role of women in climate action

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

  61. Scotland leads global action for nature.

    Environment Minister welcomes international support for Edinburgh Declaration.

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

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

  63. Building a green heat industry

    £17.6 million to support climate-friendly heating transformation.

  64. Planning for net zero

    A plan for future developments will help combat climate change.

  65. Funding pledge for loss and damage

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

  66. COP27 begins

    First Minister calls on leaders to build on Glasgow promise. 

  67. Young people to have their say at COP27

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

  68. Storm Arwen review

    New processes in place one year on.

  69. Accelerating green heat delivery

    Next steps taken to help transformation.

  70. Accelerating action to tackle nature and climate crises

    More funding to support biodiversity projects.

  71. Supporting a green energy revolution

    Just Transition Fund awards announced.

  72. School pupils lead the journey to net zero

    First Minister addresses Climate Action Week National School Assembly.

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

    Specialist advice available for farming sector.

  74. Transforming heating in homes

    Zero direct emission plans for all new buildings. 

  75. Investing in net zero energy

    £10 million to accelerate hydrogen technology.

  76. Transformative change to protect Scotland’s nature

    Ambitious proposals to halt biodiversity loss.

  77. Putting limits on incineration capacity

    Response to independent review published.

  78. Building a net zero future

    New measures to slash carbon emissions from housing stock.

  79. Tackling the unavoidable effects of climate change

    Scotland keeps up momentum to address loss and damage.

  80. Financing the just transition to net zero

    Tackling climate crisis prioritised in future spending plans.

  81. Single use plastics ban

    Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban problematic plastics.

  82. Consultations on Circular Economy launched

    New measures will help cut waste and preserve precious resources.

  83. Supporting Scotland’s Just Transition

    Just Transition Fund to open on 31 May.

  84. 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.

  85. Carbon Neutral Islands named

    Six islands to become carbon neutral by 2040.

  86. Public bodies’ emissions reduce

    £100 million to cut carbon footprint further.

  87. Renewed focus needed on climate emergency

    Energy security drive must align with climate goals

  88. Transforming derelict land

    Grants awarded from £50 million fund.

  89. Incineration review published

    Independent report recommends limit on future incineration capacity.

  90. Climate change affecting Scotland’s lochs and reservoirs

    New research shows water is warming rapidly.

  91. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts 2022

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

  92. Supporting unions with just transition

    Funding will support worker engagement.

  93. £5 million to develop carbon dioxide utilisation technology

    CO2 Utilisation Challenge Fund launched.

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

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

  95. Action on packaging

    Producers will pay for the environmental costs of packaging.

  96. Green Freeports prospectus published

    Applicants must meet fair work and net zero ambitions.

  97. Scotland's Carbon Footprint 1998-2018

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

  98. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  99. Upskilling to address climate change

    Fund opens to applications.

  100. £300m boost for climate friendly heating

    Transforming Scotland’s heating systems.

  101. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  102. Funding for sustainable islands

    Additional funding allocated to local island projects.

  103. Slashing carbon emissions across Scotland

    £8.7 million for green infrastructure projects.

  104. Scottish Cluster support

    Investment in carbon capture project announced.

  105. Wild Salmon Strategy Launch

    Move to bring salmon population back from crisis point.

  106. Promoting low carbon farming and protecting the environment

    Agri-Environment Climate Change Scheme awards.

  107. Sharing knowledge and innovation to tackle climate change

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

  108. Big ambitions for Wee Forests

    Connecting people and nature.

  109. Citizens steer net zero journey

    Response to Climate Assembly recommendations published.

  110. Ensuring a fair journey to net zero

    Experts appointed to support Just Transition mission.

  111. Scotland’s deposit return scheme

    Recycling scheme will go live in 2023.

  112. Creating a cleaner Scotland

    Views sought on new litter and fly-tipping strategy.

  113. Supporting a greener Scotland

    Record funding to deliver a just transition to net zero.

  114. Committing to a greener, fairer future

    New measures announced for a just transition to Net Zero.

  115. Showcasing agricultural climate action

    Peer to peer network to launch.

  116. Towards a circular economy

    Taking action to reduce waste and its impact.

  117. First Minister comments on Glasgow Climate Pact

    COP26 summit concludes.

  118. Reducing agricultural emissions

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

  119. Network of sharing libraries and repair cafes

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

  120. Supporting women in climate action and conflict resolution

    Funding for new fellowship programme.

  121. Action on single-use plastic

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

  122. Protecting the rights of young people

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

  123. Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge

    International collaborations to support our seas and oceans.

  124. Scotland to boost climate funding

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

  125. Planning to reach net zero

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

  126. Response to COP26 draft agreement

    First Minister urges leaders to go further.

  127. Celebrating Gender Day at COP26

    Pledge on climate change and inequalities.

  128. Climate justice essential at COP26

    First Minister says Global South voices must be heard.

  129. Empowering communities on climate action

    Towns chosen to help drive just transition to net zero.

  130. First Minister rallies delegates to climate challenge

    Under2 Coalition members to sign Net Zero pledge.

  131. Expanded funding to restore and protect nature

    £55 million for nature restoration and biodiversity projects.

  132. First Minister meets global environmental experts at COP26

    New report advises Scottish Government on environment priorities.

  133. Free bus travel for under 22s

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

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

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

  135. First Minister meets young activists during COP26

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

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

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

  137. Ramping up renewables generation

    Plans to increase onshore wind capacity published ahead of COP26.

  138. Creating a fairer, greener nation

    Rural funding scheme extended.

  139. Unlimited recovery of hydrocarbons not sustainable

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

  140. Glasgow must bridge climate divide

    First Minister to set out ambition for COP26.

  141. Scotland to push for success at COP26

    Ministers to drive global climate action with distinctive Scottish programme.

  142. Letters sent to legal sector ahead of COP26

    Contact underlines close engagement between Scottish Government and legal bodies.

  143. Events line-up to enrich climate conference

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

  144. Involving young people in COP26

    Opportunities to meet world leaders and climate activists.

  145. Creating resilient and sustainable islands

    Funding allocated to local island projects.

  146. FM calls for global climate action at TED

    Smaller countries’ actions crucial to tackling climate emergency.

  147. Fast-tracking net zero infrastructure

    Green growth pathfinder projects announced.

  148. Making our homes cleaner and greener

    Scotland’s heat in buildings strategy published.

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

    First Minister marks completion of Queen Street Station redevelopment

  150. Global climate justice

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

  151. Climate justice

    Doubling climate fund to help world’s most vulnerable nations

  152. Conserving wild salmon

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

  153. Making Just Transition a defining mission

    New Commission to be established to support net zero transformation.

  154. COP26 youth conference

    Scotland to host United Nations Conference of Youth.

  155. Building a COP26 legacy

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

  156. COP26

    Communities across Scotland to take part in climate action.

  157. A Fairer, Greener Scotland

    Programme for Government 2021-22.

  158. Zero Carbon Islands

    Islands contributing to net zero commitment.

  159. New Ministers to be appointed

    Scottish Greens to enter government.

  160. Agreement reached with Scottish Green Party

    Cooperation confirmed.

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

    ­Letter urges PM to reassess oil and gas licencing plans. 

  162. Investing in net-zero technology

    £16.5 million to support energy transformation.

  163. 100 Days until COP26

    Scotland makes international pledge to help deliver the Paris Agreement 

  164. Increased funding to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

    £64 million for local heat and energy efficiency projects

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. 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.

  168. Young Scots have their say on COP26

    Applications for new youth climate programme opened.

  169. Supporting climate justice across the globe

    Funding for international projects ahead of COP26.

  170. 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.

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

  173. Accelerating green growth

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

  174. Strengthening links with Europe

    £3 million research fund announced.

  175. Funding to restore Scotland’s iconic peatlands

    £22 million this year towards meeting climate change targets.

  176. Climate campaign launches

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

  177. 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.

  178. Climate change - adaptation programme: progress report 2021

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

  179. Peatland restoration fund tackles global climate crisis

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

  180. 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.

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

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

  182. 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

  183. Driving progress to a net-zero future

    Hydrogen bus investment announced.

  184. New measures to accelerate greener, cheaper heating

    Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill passed.

  185. Reaching net zero

    Vision to transform heating in Scotland’s buildings published.

  186. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2017

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  187. Budget to support net-zero transformation

    Record funding to deliver Scotland’s green recovery.

  188. Just Transition Commission call for evidence: analysis report

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

  189. Increase to carrier bag charge

    Help combat plastic waste.

  190. Delivering Scotland’s green recovery

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

  191. Action to tackle climate change

    Measures to stop non-biodegradable waste heading to landfill.

  192. Improving sustainability through innovation

    Tackling climate change in farming and food production.

  193. Offshore wind to green hydrogen: opportunity assessment

    Initial assessment of Scotland’s opportunity to produce green hydrogen from offshore wind.

  194. 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.

  195. 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.

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

  198. 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.

  199. 30% of Scotland’s land to be protected for nature

    Next steps on tackling biodiversity loss published.

  200. 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.

  201. UK Government urged to match climate ambition with action

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

  202. Helping industry cut emissions

    Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund opens.

  203. Contributing to the Paris Agreement

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

  204. Farmer-led groups to tackle climate change

    More sustainable farming and food production.

  205. Combating biodiversity loss

    New Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity announced.

  206. Increased offshore wind ambition by 2030

    Supporting Scotland’s green recovery. 

  207. Tackling single-use plastic

    Consultation launched on banning common single-use plastic items.

  208. Scotland’s Green Recovery

    £3.5 million to help deliver climate-friendly projects.

  209. Driving international climate action

    Scotland assumes European role ahead of critical COP26 talks.

  210. Recycle Week 2020

    People encouraged to continue recycling to help the environment.

  211. Ending Scotland's throwaway culture

    Experts advise on replacing single-use items.

  212. Building resilience for island communities

    £2 million for locally-led green recovery.

  213. 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.

  214. Scotland’s green recovery

    Funding for a just transition to net-zero.

  215. International declaration agreed

    Calls for global biodiversity action at all levels.

  216. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  217. £62 million fund for energy sector

    Support package to help deliver net zero future.

  218. Climate Change Plan update

    Publication to be delayed due to coronavirus outbreak.

  219. COP26 update

    Need for partnership working.

  220. Protecting Scotland’s environment

    Environment strategy published.

  221. New beef sector climate group

    Moving to a low-carbon future.

  222. Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Tackling the climate emergency and protecting public services.

  223. Delivering a green budget

    Scottish Budget prioritising the climate emergency.

  224. The Big Climate Conversation

    Public share opinions on transitioning to net-zero.

  225. Climate Change Plan

    Working group to support ambitious new emissions targets.

  226. Tackling climate crisis through artificial intelligence

    Funding to support innovation.

  227. Offshore wind summit

    Steps to ensure contracts stay in Scotland.

  228. More people are environmentally conscious

    20 years of the Scottish Household Survey.

  229. Scotland’s recycling summit

    Talks to accelerate action on waste.

  230. Scotland's carbon footprint: 1998-2016

    Estimates of Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions on a consumption basis.

  231. Global pledge on climate crisis

    Transport charter signed at COP25 summit.

  232. Madrid COP25 climate summit

    Working together to tackle climate change.

  233. Scotland’s base for climate summit

    Glasgow Science Centre to host COP26 events.

  234. Sending computers to Africa

    Education initiatives benefit from used Scottish Government equipment.

  235. Safeguarding environmental standards

    Advisory body plan for ‘no deal’ Brexit.

  236. Rates relief for retailers

    First Minister announces support for shops tackling throwaway culture.

  237. £27m funding for active travel

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

  238. Green investment programme opens

    Support for projects tackling climate emergency.

  239. Scotland's Climate Week 2019

    Taking action to become a net-zero society.

  240. Building a zero carbon future

    Climate change top of the agenda for new planning system.

  241. Scotland to become a net-zero society

    New legislation will demonstrate global leadership.

  242. Climate change adaptation

    Improving protection against climate extremes.

  243. 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.

  244. Committing to zero emissions

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

  245. Cleaner Air for Scotland

    Independent review on air quality published.

  246. Tackling climate change

    Additional £11 million for peatland restoration.

  247. The Big Climate Conversation

    Public engagement events to tackle climate emergency.

  248. Deposit Return Scheme

    Ambitious scheme design takes shape.

  249. Reaching net zero

    Call for immediate action on greenhouse gases.

  250. Climate Change action

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

  251. Climate Challenge Fund

    Embracing a carbon-neutral society

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

    This SEA investigates the likely significant effects on the environment.

  253. 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.

  254. 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.

  255. Powering Past Coal Alliance

    Scottish Government joins clean power group.

  256. Scotland’s Carbon Footprint: 1998-2015

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  257. Transitioning to carbon neutrality

    Remit and initial Commission members announced.

  258. Innovative solutions to protect environment

    New partnership and funding.

  259. UN climate change conference

    Funding for global climate action.

  260. Blue Carbon forum launched

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

  261. Tackling climate change

    £600k fund for projects in Malawi and Zambia.

  262. Turning the tide on marine plastics

    Doubling of funding.

  263. Fighting coastline pollution

    £100,000 for beach clean-ups.

  264. Leading the way to a low-carbon future

    Just Transition Commission to advise on decarbonisation.

  265. Tackling climate change

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

  266. Strong progress on climate change

    Greenhouse gas emissions reduced by nearly half.

  267. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  268. Commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

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

  269. 2050 Climate Group Youth Summit

    Malawi partnership announced.

  270. Climate Challenge Fund

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

  271. 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.

  272. 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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