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Scotland’s Climate Recovery

Later this year, Glasgow will host the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) summit. This will be a massive moment for Scotland where the eyes of the world will be on us.

We want Glasgow to be synonymous with world leading action on climate change. But the first step we must take is to ensure that we are doing as much as we can, here at home, to make our contribution.

Without significant action, Scotland will not meet its climate target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.  There are more greenhouse gases in our atmosphere than at any point in human history and air pollution is killing 2,500 Scots every year.

The transition to net zero is an opportunity to create thousands of jobs and address the current economic crisis caused by Covid-19. As part of our efforts to tackle the climate emergency we can create thousands of jobs, kickstart Scotland’s economy and build a fairer society.

Support Scotland's Climate Recovery

Support our plan to tackle the climate emergency, create thousands of jobs, kickstart Scotland’s economy and build a fairer society.

Our Climate Recovery Plan would:

  • Improve energy efficiency across Scotland by upgrading all homes to at least an energy efficiency rating of C or higher by 2030
  • Invest in nature restoration, planting at least 15,000 hectares of trees a year and increasing peatland restoration
  • Create real change in Scotland’s businesses through procurement and business support to make Scotland’s businesses greener.
  • Lead a Just Transition to net zero so that no person or community is left behind as we move to a low carbon economy.
  • Create greener communities, safe walking and cycling routes, invest in green transport
  • Introduce free bus travel for under 25

Together with you, Scottish Labour will tackle the climate and nature emergencies while reducing the inequalities that Covid-19 has exposed and made worse.