Scottish Government set to ‘re-write its climate rulebook’

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Responding to news reports that the Scottish Government plans to re-open Scotland’s climate change legislation to drop a key climate target of reducing emissions by 75% by 2030, Jamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland, said:

“With the world becoming a dirtier and deadlier place every day, any decision by Scottish Ministers to re-write Scotland’s climate rulebook would be an acute global embarrassment. It would also be the direct and damaging consequence of the Scottish Government’s own dilly dallying on climate action.

“Ministers and MSPs from every party in the Scottish Parliament should instead be focused on securing the significant funds required to invest right now in faster climate action through fair tax reforms which protect the worst off and incentivise polluters to clean up their acts.

“Anything less and Scotland will deliver yet another body blow to climate-hit communities while risking a dangerous race to the bottom on global climate ambition.”



For more information and interviews, please contact: Rebecca Lozza, Oxfam Media and Communications Adviser, Scotland and Wales: / 07917738450