Scot-Govt. Cabinet committee holds first meeting on climate-change


Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Environment Minister
Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Environment Minister

The Scottish Government’s new Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC-CC) on Climate Change has held its first meeting.

The Climate Change Committee – announced in June by Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse – has full delegated decision-making powers from the Scottish Cabinet

The group, chaired by Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead, discussed what action the Scottish Government is taking to tackle climate change – and how it can drive forward efforts to ensure Scotland remains on track to meet its world-leading climate change ambitions.

Wheelhouse said: “At our meeting, we discussed the progress made so far in delivering the Scottish Government’s world-leading climate change ambitions and the challenges facing Scotland as a society, and our policy options, for making the transition to a low carbon economy.

“We also discussed how we will work with the Climate Change Delivery Board to monitor progress on implementing RPP2 and, where necessary, to identify new abatement opportunities.”

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