Scotland draft climate change bill sets 90%-by-2050 emission reduction target

This article discusses the steps that Scotland is taking to reduce GHGs. Holyrood says ‘net-zero’ carbon emissions are ultimate aim but climate campaigners say target is disappointing.

New targets will set Scotland on course to become one of the first countries in the world to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, the Scottish government has claimed, although it has stopped short of committing to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.

The draft climate change bill, published on Thursday morning, sets a target of a 90% reduction by 2050 – which the UK Committee on Climate Change states is currently “at the limit of feasibility” – with the aim of achieving 100% reduction, or “net-zero”, as soon as possible.

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