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Tackling the Climate Crisis

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

What We’re Doing For The Environment

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for the environment Climate change and the biodiversity crisis are a reality that we must face now. Even in the midst of the pandemic the climate emergency remains a pressing crisis. Scotland will end its contribution to climate change

Real Climate Action

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.

Making More of Scotland’s Land

Delivering for Scotland #43: Land Reform The SNP believes that Scotland’s land must be an asset that benefits the many, not the few. It believes that our system of land rights should promote fairness, social justice, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity for all in our

Preserving Peatlands, Capturing Carbon

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

Protecting Our Coasts & Seas

Delivering for Scotland #51: National Marine Plan The SNP understands the need to take decisive action to conserve our precious and valuable marine environment and biodiversity. Failure to protect coastal areas would result in permanent damage to habitats and the fish stocks they support. The

Putting Environment & Communities First

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

Leading the Way on Tree Planting

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