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Infrastructure Investment Plan needs to deliver low-carbon transformation

Published 24 September 2020 by Transform Scotland

Transform Scotland has issued a parliamentary briefing ahead of this afternoon’s Ministerial Statement on the new Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan.

Source: Scottish Government (April 2020): ‘Infrastructure Investment Plan 2015: programme pipeline update March 2020’.

Transform director Colin Howden said:

“The current Infrastructure Investment Plan is overwhelmingly skewed to high-carbon transport, with the £600m on low-carbon investment dwarfed by £6.4bn on high-carbon spend.

“In the context of the Climate Emergency, it would represent a major failure for Ministers’ standing on climate should the new IIP not see a comprehensive correction towards low-carbon transport.”