The Infrastructure and Capital Investment, Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment, Energy Economy and Tourism, and Local Government and Regeneration Committees agreed to review the Scottish Government’s Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP2)
The remit for review is—
“To consider the Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies and the effectiveness of these in meeting the emissions reduction targets”.
The Committees are interested in receiving views directly on the elements of the RPP2 within their remit as part of this inquiry.
Details of how to submit your views to the Committees can be found below. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 20 February 2013.
The Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027: The Draft Second Scottish Report on Proposals and Policies was laid in the Parliament on 29 January 2013. Under the provisions of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 Parliament has a maximum of 60 days to report on the document. Four parliamentary Committees have identified an interest in scrutinising the draft report: the Infrastructure and Capital Investment, Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment, Energy Economy and Tourism, and Local Government and Regeneration Committees. Each Committee will separately consider the elements of the Report within their remit and will report directly to Parliament. The Committees will focus their scrutiny in the following areas:
ICI Committee: Fuel poverty/energy efficiency in housing; Transport; Procurement; Scottish Water
EET Committee: Energy supply, Heat, and; Business – energy efficiency
LGR Committee: Communities; Local Government; Planning
RACCE Committee: Development of RPP2; Climate change governance (including monitoring); Rural affairs (fisheries and agriculture); Land use; Resource use; and; Behaviour change
The Committees are particularly interested in the following questions as they relate to their specific remits —
- The effectiveness of progress towards implementing the proposals and policies set out in the RPP1 and the appropriateness of the proposed adjustments to the proposals and policies within the RPP1
- The effectiveness of the proposals and policies with the draft RPP2 for meeting the annual emissions targets
- how these proposals and policies are likely to contribute towards the achievement of the interim target, the 2050 target and, in each target year, the domestic effort target;
- the appropriateness of the timescales over which the proposals and policies within the draft RPP2 are expected to take effect
Stakeholders were invited to respond to each Committee, identifying if that response if for the individual Committee or for consideration by other parliamentary committees, on as many or as few of these questions as they wished.
The call for written views helped the Committees gather information and opinions about the likely impact of the Report on Proposals and Policies.
Committees have a limited time in which to report to Parliament and will take oral evidence as part of the inquiry in advance of the closing date for submission of views. The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee took oral evidence on energy efficiency in Housing on 6 February 2013, and on Transport on 20 February 2013. The Minister for Transport and Veterans and the Minister for Housing and Welfare gave oral evidence on 27 February 2013.
Committees will report individually to Parliament on those aspects of the RPP2 that are within their respective remits.
How to submit your views
The call for written views closed on Wednesday 20 February 2013.
Read the Responses received