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Decarbonising public transport should be priority for Government’s climate plans

Transform Scotland will today present evidence to the Parliament’s environment committee on the Climate Bill and the Committee on Climate Change’s evidence to the Scottish Government. Jess Pepper, presenting the Transform evidence, will say: “Much greater priority needs to be given to decarbonising the public transport system and shifting short trips to walking and cycling….

The Progress of the Climate Bill

Infrastructure plans must prioritise climate, health and equalities

We have today submitted our response to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland’s consultation. In our response, we make the case that it is imperative that the Commission takes as the centrepiece of its consideration the provision of infrastructure that: Tackles the Climate Emergency declared by the First Minister. Improves public health and reduces health inequalities….

Climate Bill debate in Parliament: action needed on sustainable transport

We have published a parliamentary briefing issued to all Members of the Scottish Parliament ahead of this afternoon’s Climate Bill Stage 1 report. The briefing welcomes the environment committee’s finding that clear climate pathways need to be found to deliver emission reduction in key sectors such as transport where there is opportunity to be much…

Climate report identifies need for emission reduction pathways for transport

Today saw the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee publish the Stage 1 report on the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill. While the headlines relate to the Net Zero targets, some of the conclusions for the transport sector are potentially significant. Transform welcomes the Committee’s finding that clear climate pathways need to…

Priorities for climate action — Spokes Bulletin feature

Spokes Bulletin 133 is now out and includes an insert by Transform Scotland on ‘Transport and Climate’. Transport is Scotland’s largest source of emissions and despite current plans, which are deeply inadequate, Scotland’s transport sector provides ample opportunities for greater ambition in cutting emissions. This would also deliver benefits for public hearth, equalities, congestion, and…

Transform presents evidence on Climate Bill to Parliament

Transform Scotland today presented oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on the topic of the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Bill. Presenting the evidence to Parliament was Jess Pepper, our Enterprise Manager, but also a bit of an expert on all things climate-related. The video of the evidence session…

‘Transport is now Scotland’s biggest sectoral challenge’ says Committee on Climate Change annual report

Today’s annual report to the Scottish Parliament made by the independent Committee on Climate Change has shown “Scotland’s progress in reducing emissions from the power sector masks a lack of action in other areas, particularly transport, agriculture, forestry and land use.” The Committee notes that emissions from the transport sector have increased in every year from…

Evidence submitted to Parliament on Climate Change Bill

Transform Scotland have today responded to the call for written evidence on the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Bill. The evidence has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee ahead of today’s deadline for evidence. In the evidence paper, Transform Scotland sets out three ‘Opportunities for Greater Ambition’ in the…

Climate Change Bill — written evidence to ECCLR Committee