Opinion: Climate target reset must mark the moment of policy delivery. The next 12 months are critical. This is no time to take the foot off the pedal.

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Stefanie O’Gorman, a member of the Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG), reflects on why a lack of policy delivery has led to the Scottish Government proposing to scrap their world-leading 2030 climate target and how today’s collapse…

Opinion: Meeting the financing challenges of net zero

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Meeting the financing challenges of net zero: a case for smarter public investment by the Scottish Government. Two recent reports by the Climate Change Committee and the Scottish Fiscal Commission have starkly set out the severity of…

Opinion: Making every decision count for a Net Zero future

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As the draft Scottish Budget progresses through parliament, Dr Sam Gardner, a member of the Climate Emergency Response Group, makes the case for a ‘Net Zero Test’ to inform policy and investment decisions. With carbon assessment tools readily…

New Report: Scottish Government urged to double-down on tackling the climate and cost of living crises

Four-point action plan sets out immediate actions required from Scottish Government to ‘unlock’ progress in tackling both the climate and cost of living crises, alleviating the pressures on communities and livelihoods in Scotland. …

New Report: Scotland’s Civic and Business Leaders challenge Scottish Government to act now on climate commitments

12-point action plan sets out route to a green, just transition in vital year for the climate CERG calls for the Scottish Government to urgently shift into delivery mode on climate and demonstrate the same emergency thinking and empathetic…

New Report: Scottish Government receives ‘Good, but could still do better’ rating to Climate Emergency response.

+ Scottish Government praised for taking opportunities to accelerate action to net-zero as part of a green recovery to the impacts of COVID-19 but gaps remain + With one year to COP 26, Scotland needs a plan of action to go with its world leading…

Scottish Government Programme for Government – Climate Emergency Response Group comment

The Climate Emergency Response Group, (CERG) a group of civic and business leaders, welcomed the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government which was published today [1]. Speaking on behalf of CERG, Elizabeth Leighton, who provides the…

Scottish Government Economic Recovery Implementation Plan – CERG comment

The Climate Emergency Response Group, (CERG) a group of civic and business leaders, welcomed the Scottish Government’s priority for a green economy in its response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery today [1]. Speaking on behalf…

New Report: Eight point plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery

+ Key actions for Scottish Government to ensure the recovery post COVID-19 sets a path to net zero + Shows how climate emergency can be a thread throughout Government’s economic recovery plans + Case studies available below A group of…

Climate Emergency Response Group encouraged by climate emergency focus in Scottish Budget

The Climate Emergency Response Group, a group of civic and business leaders, is encouraged by the Scottish Government’s determination to place its response to the climate emergency at the heart of the Scottish Budget 2020/21 which is published…
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