Scotland leads the UK on GHG cuts

Greenhouse-gas emissions (GHGs) declined by 33% across the UK between 1990 and 2014, new data has revealed.

Scotland has led the way. Over the 25-year period, it achieved a 39.5% reduction in GHGs, according to the data, published by government body the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI).   Scotland’s performance is even better when its participation in the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) is taken into account, with a 45.8% reduction recorded against the 1990 baseline. This exceeds its target to reduce GHGs by 42% by 2020.

Scottish climate change secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: ‘It is great news that Scotland continues to show ambition and demonstrates ...

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