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Progress in Reducing Emissions in Scotland: 2021 Report to Parliament


This is the tenth annual Progress Report to the Scottish Parliament as required by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. This year’s report shows that, in 2019, Scotland’s greenhouse emissions fell by 2% compared to 2018, and are now 44% below 1990 levels. The reductions were largely driven by the manufacturing and construction, and fuel supply sectors, with electricity generation remaining the biggest driver of emissions cuts over the past decade (2009-2019). The potential for further emissions savings from electricity generation has, however, largely run out.
The focus must now shift to ensuring that rapid emissions reductions are delivered with no further delay to allow Scotland to meet its legislated 2030 target.
This report and other reports by the Climate Change Committee can be downloaded on their website.

Related subjects: Policy & Socio-Economics
Countries: United Kingdom

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