This consultation response sets out what Friends of the Earth Scotland believe are the economic and social opportunities and risks are as Scotland’s attempts to meet climate commitments. The response outlines groups that may be most vulnerable during the transition and calls for urgent action from the Scottish Government to realise a Just Transition.

We need a rapid, managed phase out of oil and gas extraction and use towards a fully circular, fossil free economy for people and planet. The Scottish Government’s plans must be bolder, with decarbonising our economy as a central pillar running throughout all activities, and detailed measures to create quality green jobs while tackling poverty and pollution.