Climate Change Plan: monitoring report 2019

Second annual report monitoring progress towards Scotland's 2018 Climate Change Plan.


This is the second annual monitoring report on progress against the suite of 85 policy output and implementation indicators established in the Climate Change Plan: third report on proposals and policies 2018-2032[1] (“the Plan”).  

The first annual monitoring report[2] in 2018 was a pilot version and set out a baseline against which future assessments of progress will be made.  This report updates progress using recent data[3]

The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019[4] amends the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 and places the monitoring framework on a statutory footing, requiring individual sector by sector monitoring reports to be laid before the Scottish Parliament annually.  Future reporting will occur under the requirements of the amended Climate Change (Scotland) Act, with the first set of reports due no later than the end of May 2021.

The monitoring framework will continue to evolve to reflect legislative requirements, updates to the Plan[5], and experience in implementing the Plan.



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