How Scotland’s climate plan aims to build on emission cuts

Scotland’s ambitious climate and energy plans up to the 2030s are set to create huge structural change and opportunities. But Paul Hatchwell finds economy-wide implementation is proving very challenging

Offshore wind farm in Scotland

Wind farm, Solway Firth: Scotland will easily hit its 42% emissions reduction target by 2020

On 28 February, the Scottish government laid its landmark third Climate Change Plan in parliament, confirming a commitment to a 66% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2032 relative to 1990. It will have major implications for the way Scottish business is done in every sector. 

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