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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00175: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

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.

We will also be engaging with the public to understand their feelings and thoughts about climate change, through the use of climate change conversations.