Scotland urged to increase its ambition on CO2 reduction

The Scottish government should aim for a 90% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). 

The independent advisory body was asked for its advice in advance of the Scottish government’s new legislation on climate change, which is expected to be tabled later this year. The country has already cut its emissions by around 40% from 1990 to 2014.

In its report, the CCC said Scotland’s target to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050 from 1990 levels was stretching, but that there was a case for strengthening it in order to meet the Paris Agreement’s aspiration to keep global temperature rises to 1.5ºC.

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