The Draft Climate Change Plan (RPP3)

 

Background

 

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 has 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 will separately consider the elements within their remit and will report directly to Parliament.  The Committees will focus their scrutiny in the following areas:

Rural Economy and Connectivity rec.committee@parliament.scot

  • Rural affairs
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry; and
  • Transport.

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee economyjobsandfairwork@parliament.scot

  • Electricity generation
  • Reducing energy demand;
  • Renewable energy (renewable electricity and renewable heat);
  • Interconnection;
  • Grid issues; and
  • Fuel poverty.

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - ecclr.committee@parliament.scot

  • Overview, development of draft Climate Change Plan;
  • Climate change governance (including monitoring and evaluation);
  • Water;
  • Resource use;
  • Land use (including peatlands and land use by the public sector); and 
  • Behaviour change.

Local Government and Communities LGCCommittee@parliament.scot

  • Local government;
  • Planning; and
  • Housing.

The Committee's 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)

Correspondence

Evidence

The Committee has 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. Send your views in by 10 February 2017. 

Read the Call for Evidence

Read the written submissions received

Before making a submission, please read our policy on treatment of written evidence by subject and mandatory Committees.

Responses should be sent electronically in Word format or in hard copy to the following addresses as required:

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

rec.committee@parliament.scot

T3:40, Scottish Parliament, EH99 1SP

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee

economyjobsandfairwork@parliament.scot

T2:60, Scottish Parliament, EH99 1SP

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

ecclr.committee@parliament.scot

T3:40, Scottish Parliament, EH99 1SP

Local Government and Communities Committee

LGCCommittee@parliament.scot

T3:60, Scottish Parliament, EH99 1SP