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On 25 March 2014, the Scottish Government’s independent advisers, the Committee on Climate Change, published their third report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets.    Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2014 progress report is available on the Committee’s website.



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Climate Change

Climate change

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.

On 27 June 2013, the Scottish Government published Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Second Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP2) .

The Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target Report 2011 was published on 27 June, 2013.

EU Member State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Comparison

This budget funding summary details the principal lines within the Scottish Government’s draft  budget 2014-15 and spending plans for 2015-16 which support the delivery of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Justice Fund

The Scottish Government is providing £6 million for the innovative Climate Justice Fund. The first £3 million round is supporting 5 water-related adaptation projects in Malawi and Zambia – increasing vulnerable communities’ resilience to the impacts of climate change. The second £3 million round launched on 14 April 2014. Details at Climate Justice Fund.

 Energy  The way we use energy is also an important aspect of tackling climate change.

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