Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill

 

About the Bill

The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill was introduced on 23 May 2018 to the Scottish Parliament and referred to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on 29 May 2018.

On this page, you will find details of the Committee's consideration of the Bill.

The Bill is now at Stage 2.

Stage 1

The Committee concluded its Stage 1 consideration of the Climate change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill on 2 April 2019. The Stage 1 Debate of the Bill took place on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Find out more about the Committee's consideration of the Bill at Stage 1:

Stage 2

Ahead of considering amendments at Stage 2, the Committee has agreed to hear further evidence from the Committee on Climate Change, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and stakeholders. These evidence sessions will focus on the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) updated advice to the Scottish Government.

Stage 2: Timetable

The Committee considered its approach to the Bill on 23 April and, subject to the forthcoming advice from the Committee on Climate Change, agreed the following timetable:

2 May 2019: CCC advice to Scottish Government on targets published
14 May 2019: CCC evidence session with the Committee
21 May 2019: Scottish Government (Cabinet Secretary) gives evidence to the Committee
28 May 2019: Stakeholder evidence sessions
4 June 2019: Consider report
5 June 2019: Publish report
18 June 2019: Consideration of amendments
25 June 2019: Consideration of amendments

Stage 2: Correspondence

On 2 May 2019 the CCC published its advice on Scottish, Welsh and UK targets in light of the Paris Agreement and the IPCC Special Report. The Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform wrote to the Committee on the recommendations made by the CCC, Read the letter:

Report

The Committee published it's Satge 1 report on the Bill on 4 March 2019. Use the following link to access the report:

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, Stage 1 Report on the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill (18.8MB pdf)

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform responded to the Committee’s Stage 1 Report on the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets)(Scotland) Bill on 1 April 2019. Read the response:

 
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