Scotland signs new international climate-change agreement

Aileen McLeod
Aileen McLeod

Scotland has signed up to a new international partnership of Governments committed to ambitious action to tackle climate change.

Scottish Environment Minister Aileen McLeod – attending the World Summit: Climate and Territories event in Lyon – has signed the partnership agreement which brings together state, regional and devolved governments willing to commit to either reducing their greenhouse gas emissions 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050 or achieving a per capita emissions target of less than 2 metric tons by 2050.

She commented: “Scotland is on track to deliver our world-leading target ahead of schedule with our progress recognised by our independent advisers at the Committee on Climate Change just this week.

“In the run up to a new global climate treaty being negotiated in Paris in December, Scotland can show the way and I will continue to press the international community to follow our example in striving for the highest global ambition to tackle climate change.”

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