August 31 2022

The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG), which CPT Scotland are a Steering Group Member of, has today (31 August 2022) launched a report outlining the practical, immediate actions the Scottish Government must take now to avoid the devastating consequences of climate change on communities and livelihoods in Scotland, whilst simultaneously tackling the energy crisis.

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The report notes that only immediate action by the Scottish Government, working with business, citizens and the third sector can tackle both the climate and cost of living crises. The four actions outlined today are fundamental to ‘unlocking’ progress across all sectors to meet Scotland’s ambitious climate targets of 75% emissions reduction by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2045. The four immediate actions required are:

  • Require a ‘Net Zero Test’ for policy and investment decisions
  • Unite local and national governments in the climate emergency response
  • Accelerate the shift from cars to active, public, and shared transport in Scotland’s cities
  • Invest in advice and skills for farmers and crofters to support a just transition

Paul White, CPT Scotland Director and Member of the CERG Steering Group, noted:

“I am very excited to see this report published today, after many months of hard work from everyone involved. CERG brings together a wide range of stakeholders and expertise and today’s report highlight what actions the Scottish Government needs to take now to cut emissions and adapt to climate impacts. I particularly welcome that one of the 4 actions is to accelerate the shift from cars to active, public, and shared transport in Scotland’s cities. With renewed focus from all involved I hope we will see a quicker shift away from car onto buses, coaches and other modes of public transport.”