Scotland misses second climate target

Responding the news today that the 2011 emission target was missed, Dr Sam Gardner of coalition Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) said:

"Today's news of a second missed target is very disappointing. We recognise that this is due in part to complicated changes on how we count our emissions, but the headline of another missed target strongly underlines the need for a much tougher climate action plan, expected out later this month,  that will drive down emissions year on year and give confidence that future targets can be met.  
 
“With increasingly tougher targets in the future, Ministers must up their game if Scotland is to deliver on climate justice and is to reap the rewards of the transition to a low carbon future."
 
Notes to Editors
  1. Scottish Government press release:  http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2013/06/climatechangestats07062013
  2. The Scottish Government failed to meet first target in 2010 – “Extreme weather impacts on emissions” http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2012/07/GHGemissions17072012
  3. Scottish Government draft Report on Proposal and Policies (climate action plan) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/01/3958
  4. Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a diverse coalition of more than 60 organisations campaigning together on climate change, including environment, faith and development organisations, trade and student unions and community groups. www.stopclimatechaos.org/scotland
 
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