The Draft Climate Change Plan - the draft Third Report on Policies and Proposals 2017-2032 was laid in the Parliament on 19 January 2017. Under provisions of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 Parliament had a maximum of 60 days to report on the document.
Scottish Government's Draft Climate Change Plan - the draft Third Report on Policies and Proposals 2017-2032
It was agreed that the Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee would take the lead on Committee scrutiny while working in close collaboration with the Rural Economy and Connectivity as well as the Economy and Fair Work Committee and Local Government Committee.
The remit for the review was—
“To consider the draft third Report on Proposals and Policies and the effectiveness of these in meeting the emissions reduction targets”.
Each Committee separately considered the elements within their remit and reported directly to Parliament. The Committees focused their scrutiny in the following areas:
Rural Economy and Connectivity - [email protected]
- Rural affairs
- Forestry; and
Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee - [email protected]
- Electricity generation
- Reducing energy demand;
- Renewable energy (renewable electricity and renewable heat);
- Grid issues; and
- Fuel poverty.
Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - [email protected]
- Overview, development of draft Climate Change Plan;
- Climate change governance (including monitoring and evaluation);
- Resource use;
- Land use (including peatlands and land use by the public sector); and
- Behaviour change.
Local Government and Communities - [email protected]
- Local government;
- Planning; and
The Committees involved in the scrutiny issued a joint call for views through a Scottish Parliament press release.
The Scottish Government published its previous Reports on this subject in 2013 and 2011.
Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 (RPP2)
Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting the Emissions Reduction Targets 2010-2022: The Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP1)
The Committee issued a joint call for evidence with the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee and the Local Government Committee.
Read the Call for Evidence
Read the written submissions received