Harry Taylor

Scotland exceeds emissions targets – six years early

Scotland has exceeded a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 42% – six years early.

New statistics show its 2014 emission levels were 45.8% lower than in 1990. The Scottish government had set a target to reduce emissions by at least 42% by 2020, and 80% by 2050. Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham welcomed the “outstanding progress” and confirmed that the government would now set a “new and more testing 2020 target”.

Full story available on the BBC News website.

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