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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01264: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it plans to take to increase the volume and effectiveness of carbon sinks.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 20 July 2016

Development of the third report on policies and proposals (RPP3), setting out how we will meet targets to 2032, is underway across the Scottish Government. Work is on-going, and contributions from individual sectors have not yet been finalised.

For RPP3 we will take a system wide view on how we can most cost effectively deliver our targets, including carbon sequestration through peatland restoration and woodland creation.

The draft of RPP3 is due to be laid in the Parliament in December 2016, but this will be kept under review in the coming months.

The draft report will be subject to a 60 day period for parliamentary consideration.