Supporting a Sustainable Agriculture Transition Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon has set out the next steps in reforming the agriculture sector in Scotland, and supporting farmers and crofters to cut emissions and produce sustainable, high quality food. Individuals representing land-based businesses – covering a range
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has stressed Scotland’s commitment to making sure people across the world benefit from a just transition to net zero. Speaking today at the Austrian World Summit on a panel including climate activist Greta Thunberg and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall,
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