Scotland’s Climate Emergency Response Group 12-Point Plan and Programme for Government

In the last week, a group of civic and business leaders called the Climate Emergency Response Group released a ‘12-point plan’, recommending how the Scottish Governments can address climate change in the Programme for Government.

The programme for Government sets out the actions that Scotland will take in the coming year and beyond. This week Nicola Sturgeon put climate change at the centre of the Programme for Government announcing a wide range of green policy pledges.

The Climate Emergency Response Group plan to support the government’s efforts and will continue to engage in discussions on developing and taking forward the actions set out in the ‘12-point plan’.

Mike Thornton, Group Director of Operations at Energy Saving Trust, said: “We are heartened and excited by the focus on the climate emergency in the Programme for Government and pleased that the Scottish Government has backed several of the actions recommended by the Climate Emergency Response Group of which we are part. The Energy Saving Trust look forward to continuing to support the Scottish Government in delivering a wide variety of programmes that tackle climate change”