SCOTLAND LEADING ON CLIMATE EMISSION PROGRESS
Sunday, 25 November 2012 17:09
The news that Scotland is leading EU progress on reducing carbon emissions has been welcomed by Falkirk East SNP MSP Angus MacDonald.
The European Environment Agency Greenhouse Gas Data Viewer shows that by 2010, Scotland had achieved a reduction of 22.8% on 1990 levels of carbon emissions, a greater degree of progress than any of the EU-15 member states and significantly better than the average reduction of 14.3% for the full EU-27 member states.
Commenting, SNP MSP Angus MacDonald who sits on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee said:
“Its excellent that Scotland is leading not only in terms of our ambition on climate change, but also in terms of actually reducing carbon emissions.
“Combined with our ground-breaking action on Climate Justice it is clear that Scotland’s example is one which the nations meeting at this weeks UN climate talks should heed.
“That Scotland has been able to take such a world-leading role on climate change under the limited powers of devolution highlights the potential for Scotland’s role as a good global citizen under Scottish independence.”