The Scottish Government has published a Climate Change Bill which sets mandatory targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland by 80% by 2050. This is an opportunity for Scotland to lead the way in climate legislation. The Big Ask Scotland is Friends of the Earth Scotland’s campaign for an effective Climate Change Bill. While we welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to reduce Scottish emissions by at least 80% by 2050, the primary aim of the Bill should be exactly that – to reduce emissions in Scotland. Friends of the Earth Scotland believes that at least 80% of emissions reductions should be made domestically in Scotland. This briefing sets out the reasons behind this level and the benefits it will bring.

Overseas Carbon Credits: a Big Ask Scotland policy briefing