Parliament 'no' to emissions targets must not delay climate change action

The Scottish Parliament have rejected proposed targets for emissions reductions. You can find out more about this here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/10176737.stm

Commenting on the Scottish Parliament's vote today on emissions reductions, Mike Robinson, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said:

"Today's vote by the Scottish Parliament to reject the proposed annual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions must not delay the urgent action we need if Scotland is to play its part in preventing dangerous climate change.

"With a majority of MSPs deciding the government's targets weren't strong enough, it's clear that there is an appetite for ambitious action across the parliament. It's now up to both the government and political parties of all colours to come back with ambitious targets and more importantly, ambitious policies, to deliver the action we know is needed.

"The science tells us that ambitious early action makes the biggest difference to climatic outcomes by delivering bigger cuts in the all-important emissions total. That's why this debate is so important.

"Scotland's Climate Change Act must be translated into action if its international standing is to be maintained."

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