Scotland's Action to tackle climate change

"A low carbon society makes sense for Scotland. Saving money on household bills makes sense for Scotland. Positioning ourselves at the forefront of new economic opportunities makes sense for Scotland. Protecting our natural environment makes sense for Scotland. And the opportunity for a healthier lifestyle makes sense for Scotland."

Scotland's Action to tackle climate change

The Scottish Government's clear focus is to increase sustainable economic growth and to raise economic performance, while at the same time reducing our impact on the planet.


The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 introduces ambitious, world-leading legislation to reduce emissions by at least 80 per cent by 2050, and will drive new thinking, new solutions and new technologies putting Scotland at the forefront of building a sustainable low carbon economy.


Scotland's commitments on climate change action are set out in the Government Economic Strategy and National Performance Framework.

Targets include:

The Scottish Government also recognises the importance of preparing for a new climate.