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Parliament seeking views on Climate Change Plan

Published 10 March 2020 by Transform Scotland

The Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee (ECCLR) is scrutinising the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan. As part of this, the ECCLR Committee is seeking views on what people would be willing to do to reduce their own emissions and what the Scottish Government should be doing to support these changes.

To submit your ideas visit the Scottish Parliament consultation website.

In relation to this Transform has been making the case that decarbonising transport and supporting modal shift to sustainable transport modes are the most significant steps the Scottish Government can take to tackle the Climate Emergency. Over the last year we have argued:

  • To decarbonise rail by 2030, we need commitment, investment and action from the Scottish Government right now in our Vision 2030: Clean Rail report.
  • Current plans to reduce emissions from transport focus too much on EVs and miss the multiple co-benefits that could be gained from early action to reduce emissions from the whole transport system in our Response to the UK CCC advice.
  • We should be seeking to ‘avoid, shift, improve’ our means of travelling around to make the shift to a Net Zero society fairer for all in our Just Transition Commission response.