Scotland urges UK to act immediately to achieve net zero GHG emissions targets

Following the Committee on Climate Change’s net zero report, the Scottish government has called on the UK government to act immediately and legislate for a UK net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) target for 2050 at the latest.

Scotland’s Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham wrote a letter to Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry, published on 5 May, saying that “an urgent meeting” is required so that the UK and Scotland can achieve net-zero emissions.

Cunningham said that Scotland could achieve net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045 but remains “contingent on the UK adopting a net zero GHG target for 2050”. She also invited the UK to accelerate deployment of fully operational carbon capture utilisation and storage facilities, as well as to accelerate action to decarbonise the gas grid and ensure continued support for the renewables industry.

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