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On 29 January 2013, the Scottish Government published Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies. This document is a draft of the second report on proposals and policies (RPP2) for meeting Scotland’s annual greenhouse gas emissions targets that the Scottish Ministers must lay before the Scottish Parliament in accordance with the requirements in section 35 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The draft report is subject to a 60 day period for Parliamentary consideration prior to the Government publishing a final version this summer.
On 4 March 2013, the Scottish Government published the Low Carbon Scotland: Behaviours Framework, which lays out what the Scottish Government will do to drive and support the move to low carbon living in the lead-up to the first key climate change target in 2020.
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Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world.
The Scottish Government recognises climate change will have far reaching effects on Scotland's economy, its people and its environment and is determined to play its part in rising to this challenge.
The world-leading Climate Change (Scotland) Act was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament in 2009.
The first Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target Report 2010 was published on October 23, 2012.
On 29 January 2013, the Scottish Government published the Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies.
EU Member State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Comparison
This budget funding summary details the principal lines within the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2013-14 and spending plans for 2014-15 which support the delivery of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate Justice Fund
The first round of the Climate Justice Fund was launched in 2012. The Scottish Government is providing £3 million for the fund (£1 million per year for the next three years). This will support water projects in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia – increasing communities’ resilience to the impacts of climate change. Details are available at Climate Justice Fund.
The way we use energy is also an important aspect of tackling climate change.
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Details following launch of Climate Justice Fund by First Minister on 31 May 2012.
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Page updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013