A dozen of the world’s leading climate scientists have published an open letter urging the Scottish Government to set a new target of net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest in the upcoming Climate Change Bill.


“As scientists and researchers working on climate change and how to address it, we are all too familiar with the impacts that climate change will have, and is already having, on people and ecosystems around the world…

..the Scottish Government has an opportunity to demonstrate international leadership and responsibility if it declares its intention to achieve net zero emissions for Scotland by 2050 at the latest.”

Signatories include former NASA Director Dr James Hansen,  Dr Emily Shuckburgh of British Antarctic Survey, and Professor Pete Smith, Science Director of Scotland’s Climate Change Centre of Expertise.


April 2018