MSPs will have the chance to debate a cross-party report, from 4 Scottish Parliament committees, into the Scottish Government’s Draft Climate Change Plan update.

The committees reports reflected the significant concerns Friends of the Earth Scotland has raised related to the update. This briefing, sent to MSPs ahead of the debate, called for MSPs to use the debate focus on how the final CCPu must:

  • Give greater clarity on how emission reduction envelopes were calculated, and the emissions impact of each policy and proposal
  • Review the plan’s overreliance on Negative Emission Technologies (NETSs) towards the end of this decade, technologies which have a long history of being over promised and under delivered.
  • Turn the language of Just Transition and Green Recovery, that runs through the plan, into action.