Scottish climate bill passes first hurdle

The Scottish parliament gave unanimous backing to the ‘general principles’ of the Scottish government’s Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill in a debate yesterday.

The preliminary vote follows general support for the bill’s net zero commitment, with some suggestions for amendment, expressed by the parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee last month.

“The Scottish government has been absolutely clear about achieving its long-term goa

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