Tag Archives: climate change

Scottish Budget must prioritise sustainable transport to tackle climate change

Transform Scotland has welcomed the Environment Committee’s¬†warning that cuts in the Scottish Budget could hinder the Government’s action on climate change, but stresses that more needs to be done to tackle transport emissions. Successive Scottish Budgets have prioritised unsustainable transport ahead of public transport, walking and cycling, resulting in transport now being the largest source…

TRAC research shows Scotland is leading the way on electric vehicles

Research published by WWF Scotland today shows that Scotland has world leading targets on phasing out the use of petrol and diesel cars. The research – carried out by Transform Scotland’s social enterprise research consultancy TRAC – put Scotland in the top six countries globally* for setting targets for the use of electric vehicles. The…

New emissions data exposes Government inaction on transport

Transport has today become the largest source of emissions in Scotland, government data has revealed. The data for greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, published by the Scottish Government this morning, shows that transport has overtaken energy production as the biggest contributor to climate change. The data shows that Scotland has met its target for emissions…