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.


This document is the Scottish Government's Third Report on Proposals and Policies, the Climate Change Plan, for meeting greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets 2018-2032.

Finalising the Climate Change Plan

We laid the draft Plan before Parliament on 20 January 2017. It was scrutinised by four Scottish Parliamentary Committees, a process which generated over two hundred recommendations for the Scottish Government as we worked to produce the final Plan. We have considered these recommendations in the preparation of this Plan and have published a written statement in pursuant of Section 35 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act which provides our responses to the Committee reports.

We also received advice from:

  • the Committee on Climate Change ( CCC)
  • our Climate Change Plan Advisory Group
  • a broad range of stakeholders across many events and meetings, both in terms of the general Plan and at a sectoral level

The Plan has also benefited from the opinions and recommendations of respondents to the Energy Strategy consultation. Scottish Ministers are grateful to all the institutions, groups and individuals who have helped us to improve and refine the Plan, and the proposals and policies it contains.

This Plan also takes into account policy and statistical developments, such as the new policies announced in A Nation with Ambition: The Government's Programme for Scotland 2017-2018 (hereafter referred to in this document as 'the Programme for Government 2017-2018") and relevant data published during 2017.


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