Commenting on yesterday’s (18 May) vote on targets in the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee (TICC), Duncan McLaren, Friends of the Earth Scotland Chief Executive, said:

“Ambitious early action delivers the most climate benefits – reducing the cumulative emissions budget by more than equivalent cuts later.

“The TICC Committee has recognised the importance of early action, but must also match its ambitions with practical proposals to deliver the cuts needed.

“All the parties will have to be prepared to back the necessary decisions with both financial and political capital.”

ENDS

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Notes to editors

“Scottish political climate consensus creaking at the seams” – Duncan McLaren blogging on TICC’s rejection of the Government’s statutory instrument setting out annual climate targets for the next decade. http://foe-scotland.org.uk/climateconsensus

Friends of the Earth Scotland is the country’s leading independent environmental campaigning organisation, and is the only organisation in Scotland that is working for environmental justice, campaigning for the planet and its people. www.foe-scotland.org.uk