Reducing emissions from our homes and buildings is one of the most important things we can do to help end Scotland's contribution to climate change. Over the next 25 years we will transform Scotland's homes and workplaces so they are warmer, greener and more efficient. The draft Heat in Buildings Strategy, which updates the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map, sets out how we will achieve that ambition through actions and proposals for transforming our buildings and the systems that supply their heat, ensuring all buildings reach zero emissions by 2045.
As set out in the draft Strategy, we must rapidly scale up deployment of zero emissions heating systems, such as heat pumps and heat networks. This accompanying Call for Evidence seeks views on our future funding and support programme for heat decarbonisation at scale, which will replace our successful Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) from September 2021. Your views will help us understand the challenges and barriers in delivering large scale heat decarbonisation projects, as well as shaping the future support programme to ensure we maximise opportunities.
The responses to the Call for Evidence will be considered by an incoming Scottish administration following the Scottish Parliament elections in May this year. In the meantime, the Scottish Government will continue to take steps to support delivery through the LCITP and our other delivery programmes
We have posed questions throughout the document and encourage you to respond, we very much look forward to hearing your views.
Paul Wheelhouse, MSP
Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands
Kevin Stewart, MSP
Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning