Scotland's climate change progress 'exemplary'

Last Modified: Sat May 14 2016 05:30:06 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2009
    The Climate Change Act was passed by the Scottish Parliament, set binding targets to cut emissions for each year until 2020.
  • 42%
    Target set for cut in emissions to be achieved by 2020. Christiana Figueres, speaking to BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme during a visit to Edinburgh said, "We do know that Scotland has already been very exemplary to the world because it had all parties approving the 2009 act, with a 42% emissions cut target by 2020".
  • 38%
    reduction in emissions achieved at the start of 2016.
  • 50%
    of Scotland's energy comes from renewable sources.