Date lodged: 23 May 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its requirements set out by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, what approach it is taking to the development of the third report on policies and proposals.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 31 May 2016
Development of the third report on proposals and policies is underway. Our approach builds on existing evidence, including research, analysis and experience of how emissions reduction measures have worked in practice, and advice from the independent Committee on Climate Change.
To support consideration of proposals and policies, the Scottish Government commissioned an energy modelling system (TIMES) which provides insight into future technologies and is being used to build scenarios for achieving Scotland’s climate change targets.