Climate Change Plan Update (Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee)

Closed 13 Jan 2021

Opened 16 Dec 2020

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The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee wants your views on the Scottish Government's updated Climate Change Plan (CCPu) in relation to the following sectors and areas of interest:

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

If you wish to submit views about the CCPu in relation to another sector not listed above then please visit the main CCPu page and select the relevent submission form. 

The Committee is particularly interested in the following questions as they relate to: rural affairs, agriculture, forestry and transport.

  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?

How to submit your views

Please submit you views using the online submission form, linked to below.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

The call for views closes on 12 January 2021.


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