Briefing to MSPs ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate.

The International Energy Agency is clear that to limit warming to 1.5ºC there should be “no new oil and gas fields approved for development” anywhere in the world.

Scotland and the UK must transition away from fossil fuels towards renewables, while supporting the workers and communities most affected.

Continuing support and investment for oil and gas slows the energy transition through carbon lock-in and increased risks from stranded assets. Every delay damages the prospects of a well-planned just transition for workers.

To support the North East economy the Scottish Government must ensure that affected workers and communities are at the heart of planning the Just Transition