Climate Change Plan Update

Closed 12 Jan 2021

Opened 16 Dec 2020

Overview

These consultations are now closed. To view each Committee's report please visit each Committee's 'Completed Business' on the  Scottish Parliament's website: https://archive2021.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/PreviousCommittees/107118.aspx

 

Four parliamentary committees reviewied the Scottish Government’s updated Climate Change Plan (CCPu). They were:

  • Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee
  • Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee
  • Local Government and Communities Committee
  • Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Background

The committees looked at the updated Climate Change plan, which was laid in the Parliament on 16 December 2020 to see how it contributes to meeting emissions reduction targets.  

Each committee looked at the parts of the CCPu that related to their remit:

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 

  • overview and ambition, development of updated Climate Change Plan
  • climate change governance (including monitoring and evaluation)
  • behaviour change
  • water
  • resource use
  • land use (including peatlands and land use by the public sector)
  • marine/blue carbon
  • waste and circular economy
  • green recovery as it relates to this Committee’s remit
  • anything not covered by other committees

Click here to see views submitted to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 

  • electricity generation
  • industry
  • reducing energy demand
  • renewable energy (renewable electricity and renewable heat)
  • interconnection
  • grid issues
  • negative emissions technologies
  • green recovery as it relates to this Committee’s remit

Click here to see views submitted to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee

The Local Government and Communities Committee

  • planning
  • housing
  • buildings
  • fuel poverty
  • green recovery as it relates to this Committee’s remit

Click here to see views submitted to the Local Government and Communities Committee

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

  • rural affairs
  • agriculture
  • forestry
  • transport
  • green recovery as it relates to this Committee’s remit

Click here to see views submitted to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

The Committees are particularly interested in the following questions as they relate to their specific remits —

    1. What is your assessment of the progress to date in cutting emissions within the sector/sectors of interest and the implementation of the proposals and policies set out in previous Climate Change Plans (RPP1-3)?
       
    2. Do you think the scale of reductions proposed within the sector(s) are appropriate and are the proposals and policies within the CCPu effective for meeting the annual emissions targets and contributing towards the 75% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 and net-zero by 2045 targets? 
       
    3. Do you think the timescales over which the proposals and policies are expected to take effect are appropriate?
       
    4. To what extent do you think the proposals and policies reflect considerations about behaviour change and opportunities to secure wider benefits (e.g. environmental, financial and health) from specific interventions in particular sectors?
       
    5. To what extent do you think the CCPu delivers a green recovery?

Interests

  • Environment