Labour launches radical plan to fight climate change
14 August, 2018
Our planet is heating up as the impact of climate change worsens each year.
We have do more as a society to cut carbon emissions and start to get to grips with the problem before it’s too late.
That is why Scottish Labour has announced ambitious plans to radically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in Scotland over the coming years as part of the Climate Change Bill.
Under our plan, Scotland would achieve net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 at the latest.
♻️ Today @claudiabeamish launched Labour’s ambitious new climate change policy which would see Scotland achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest.
Labour will put protecting the environment at the heart of growing the Scottish economy. pic.twitter.com/wwS4JOO6CR
— Scottish Labour (@scottishlabour) August 13, 2018
Along the way to that milestone interim targets would be set in place to ensure emissions are reduced by 56% by 2020, and 77% by 2030, supported by a Just Transition Commission.
These radical proposals contrast with the SNP government’s plans to cut these emissions by just 90% by 2050.