First 100 Days: Kickstarting the Green Recovery These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. Covid has posed a massive challenge to the world but the climate emergency has not gone away. We must end Scotland’s contribution to climate change by 2045
Delivering for Scotland #40: Climate Action The SNP is resolutely committed to ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change. That commitment is backed up by world-leading action on this front. Under the SNP, Scotland was the first country in the UK to declare a climate emergency.
Delivering for Scotland #48: Peatland Restoration Around 1.7 million hectares of Scotland is covered in peatlands and keeping them well-maintained mitigates against climate change by locking in carbon. Scotland’s peatland stores over 1,500 million tonnes of carbon, which is more than is held in all
Delivering for Scotland #58: Fracking Ban In 2013, the SNP Scottish Government introduced a moratorium to stop fracking while a decision was reached about its future in Scotland’s energy mix. A cautious, evidence-based approach to fracking has been taken in Scotland. The SNP government conducted
Delivering for Scotland #71: Woodland Creation Forests and woodlands are a natural powerhouse and among Scotland’s most valuable rural assets. It is the SNP’s ambition for them to expand and flourish. Over 80% of all new woodland creation across the UK in 2019-20 was in