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S5W-23278: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it expects existing public policies, objectives and targets will have to be reviewed and make a positive and progressively larger contribution to addressing the climate emergency declared by the First Minister.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 30 May 2019

There is a global climate emergency, and we are acting accordingly. Our first step has been to immediately lodge amendments to our Climate Change Bill targets. We have committed to updating the Climate Change Plan within 6 months of the Bill receiving Royal Assent. We are now looking across our whole range of responsibilities to make sure we continue with the policies that are working and increase action where necessary. This will include engaging with the public sector over the summer to discuss what more can be done.