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

Overview of our Climate Change Plan 2018-2032, setting out how we will continue to drive down emissions over the period to 2032.

Where will we be in 2032?

By 2032, our energy sector will be flourishing and competitive, delivering secure affordable energy for Scotland’s households, communities and businesses. Our industrial sector will continue to lead the way in decarbonisation, with reduced carbon intensity from adopting new technologies and increasing energy productivity. Homes and buildings will be more efficient, with less energy required to heat and cool them – critical to both reduce levels of fuel poverty and costs for businesses. In transport, people and businesses will have access to cleaner forms of travel and transport, and our urban air quality will improve. People will have significantly more opportunities to walk and cycle, important for both their physical and mental health as well as improving our urban environment. The landfilling of biodegradable municipal waste will be phased out and our circular economy will mean more productive businesses, new markets and reduced reliance on scarce resources. Our agriculture sector will be among the most efficient global food producers with one of the lowest carbon intensities in the world, and our ambitious peatland restoration and tree planting programmes will enhance Scotland’s biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as provide wonderful natural places for local people and visitors to enjoy and relax.



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