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25 Jun 2009 08:06:03

Scotland sets 42 percent carbon reductions target



Scotland sets 42 percent carbon reductions target
The Scottish parliament has voted to commit the country to the most ambitious, legally-binding carbon emissions cuts in the world.

Cross-party backing was given to the climate change bill, which aims to reduce the nation's carbon output by 42 percent on levels seen in 1990.

A more forward-looking target of an 80 percent cutback on 1990 levels by 2050 has also been set, while the country will be obliged by law to make specific annual cuts from 2012.

According to Mike Robinson, chair of campaign coalition Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, the policy has a far-reaching message for the rest of the world ahead of the climate change conference in Denmark later this year.

"It means Scotland's climate change bill has the toughest target of any industrialised nation in the world and will be held up as an example, ahead of the climate talks in Copenhagen in December, of what can and should be done," he commented.

"This is a moral commitment and we hope other developed nations will hear this call for action and follow Scotland's lead."

In this year's Budget, UK chancellor Alistair Darling pledged to cut carbon emissions by just 34 percent by 2020.

http://www.snp.org/node/15423


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