Climate Change Plan Update

 

About the Inquiry

The Climate Change Plan update (CCPu), which is an update to the previous Climate Change Plan published in 2018, was laid in the Scottish Parliament on 16 December 2020.

Four parliamentary committees are scrutinised the effectiveness of the CCPu, examining the ambition of proposals and actions across all sectors. These were:

  •  Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee
  • Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee
  • Local Government and Communities Committee
  • Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Each committee looked at the parts of the CCPu that related to their remit.

The CCPu also includes an overview section that details the Scottish Government’s approach to ‘Green Recovery.’ A green recovery describes the policies and solutions designed to recover from the Covid-19 health crisis and build a resilient, sustainable and inclusive society. Green recovery crosses all remits and so each committee will explored the extent to which the CCPu effectively delivers a green recovery.

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 

  • Overview and ambition, development of updated Climate Change Plan
  • climate change governance (including monitoring and evaluation)  
  • behaviour change
  • water
  • resource use
  • land use (including peatlands and land use by the public sector)
  • marine/blue carbon
  • waste and circular economy
  • green recovery as it relates to this Committee’s remit
  • anything not covered by other committees

The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 

  • electricity generation
  • industry
  • reducing energy demand
  • renewable energy (renewable electricity and renewable heat)
  • interconnection
  • grid issues
  • negative emissions technologies
  • green recovery as it relates to this Committee’s remit

 The Local Government and Communities Committee

  • planning
  • housing
  • buildings
  • fuel poverty
  • green recovery as it relates to this Committee’s remit

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

  • rural affairs
  • agriculture
  • forestry
  • transport
  • green recovery as it relates to this Committee’s remit

Following evidence sessions in January and February 2021, the four committees involved reported directly to the Parliament in March 2021.

Evidence

The four committee launched a joint call for views on 16 December 2020. The deadline for responses was 12 January 2021.

Read the submissions received

 

Correspondence

 
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