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S6W-00981: Natalie Don (Renfrewshire North and West)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 22 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of Scotland’s Climate Assembly.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 23 June 2021

I am pleased to inform Parliament that Scotland’s Climate Assembly has today [23 June] laid its full report and recommendations in parliament.

I am grateful for the commitment shown by Assembly members, and to those that organised and contributed to this Assembly. It has been inspiring to see how the Assembly has come together during the pandemic and delivered its work entirely online.

In this year of COP26, Scotland’s Climate Assembly exemplifies how we are putting people at the heart of policy making, by consulting, engaging and involving citizens in decision-making. The Assembly’s ambitious recommendations provide support for the societal transformation we know will be needed for Scotland to become a net zero nation.

We welcome the recommendations made today by Scotland’s Climate Assembly. It is clear that Assembly members have taken great care to develop ambitious proposals, which are a credit to them and the dedication they have shown. We will take the necessary time to reflect on the recommendations and issue a comprehensive and cross-Government response in line with the requirements of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act.