The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) has launched a new report outlining a set of actions that the Scottish Government must take now in order to simultaneously tackle the climate and cost of living crises.
Alongside colleagues at Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), ECCI contributed to this timely report urging the Scottish Government to meet climate challenges head on and seize opportunities for a Net Zero economy.
The group urges the First Minister to show steadfast leadership and act swiftly on the government’s strong commitment to deliver a just transition to a net zero, climate resilient economy. CERG’s new report, entitled: ‘Committing to delivery: Certainty and leadership for a just transition to a net zero, climate resilient future for Scotland’, focuses on the following four areas:
- Introduce a Net Zero Test to inform all policy and investment decisions.
- Enable local authorities to unlock the finance needed to drive action on climate change mitigation and action.
- Introduce fiscal levers as part of a coherent strategy to reduce car reliance and improve places for people.
- Create the right environment for commercial building sector commitment to a large-scale retrofit and heat decarbonisation pilot in every Scottish city.
Read the report
A copy of the report: ‘Committing to delivery: Certainty and leadership for a just transition to a net zero, climate resilient future for Scotland’ can be found below.