1. Our progress so far
Scotland is a world leader in tackling climate change and Scotland’s transition to a more prosperous, low carbon society is already well underway.
In 2015, Scotland had reduced its emissions by 41% from the 1990 baseline, and in 2017 Scotland generated 68.1% of its electricity requirements from renewables. Scotland’s success in decarbonising electricity paves the way for transformational change across all sectors of the economy and society, particularly as electricity will be increasingly important as a power source for heat and transport.
Figure 1: Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction over time (based on adjusted emissions)