Scottish Government offers a helping hand

Guidance was published today in Scotland to encourage public bodies to tackle climate change. Roseanna Cunningham, Climate Change Minister said: “Public bodies, including the Scottish Government, must play their part […]

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By Tom Gibson

Guidance was published today in Scotland to encourage public bodies to tackle climate change.

Roseanna Cunningham, Climate Change Minister said: “Public bodies, including the Scottish Government, must play their part in tackling climate change and our guidance offers a step-by-step approach which will help them to understand their duties and identify the actions they can take to deliver them.”

The Scottish Government’s instructions will include advice on reducing emissions, sources of practical support as well as tools and techniques, in a step-by-step approach to understanding climate change.

The Minister added that a low carbon economy was already a part of the governmental fabric: “Action to reduce emissions is already underway. In 2008, Scotland had cut emissions by 21 per cent compared to 1990, reaching the half-way point towards our target of 42 per cent emissions cuts by 2020. However, there is still much more to do.”