Meeting the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 interim target: progress report

This is a report required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It provides detail on progress towards meeting the interim target as outlined in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.


This is the report on progress towards the interim target as required under Section 39 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The interim target is a 42% reduction in 2020 from a 1990 Baseline and the 2050 target is an 80% reduction from the 1990 Baseline.

In summary the percentage reductions achieved in Scotland's Net Scottish Emissions Account ( NSEA) for the years 2010 to 2013 have been greater than the percentage reductions initially envisaged for those years under the Climate Change Act.

Based on current progress, Scotland is therefore clearly on track to meet its Interim 42% Reduction Target in 2020 and the 2050 Target. It requires a further reduction in emissions of 6% over the remaining 7 years to achieve the Interim Target.


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