We’re living in a global climate emergency. So Scotland has committed to reduce emissions to reach net zero by 2045, and earlier than many.
We’ll get there in a way that’s equal, fair and creates new opportunities. We’ve written that into law. And we’re guaranteeing a job, education or training to everyone aged 16-24.
We’re protecting peatlands and creating new woodlands to make the most of our natural carbon capture potential. In two years we’ve planted 22,000 hectares of trees, an area nearly four times the size of Loch Ness.
And we’re investing in sustainable economic growth. In 2020, the equivalent of over 95% of the electricity we used came from renewables. Our floating windfarm is the world’s first.
As we recover from the pandemic, we’ll strive to make Scotland fairer and greener. And with the UN climate summit COP26 this November in our city of Glasgow, we’ll play our part to achieve lasting action that gets us all to net zero.