Scottish government to set 2045 net zero target

The Scottish Government has announced that it will be legislating to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommended that Scotland should achieve the target by 2045 rather than 2050 in its report released yesterday because Scotland “has greater potential to remove pollution from its economy than the rest of the UK”.

The Scottish Government announced on 2 May that amendments to the Climate Change Bill have been lodged to set a legally binding target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 at the latest, with Scotland becoming carbon neutral by 2040.

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