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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02557: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 7 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of the world’s carbon output is from Scotland, and what it plans to reduce this to by 2050.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 14 November 2018

Scottish emissions of carbon dioxide represent around 0.1% of the global total.

The Scottish Government’s comprehensive package of policies and proposals for reducing emissions over the period to 2032 is set out in its Climate Change Plan.

The targets in the Climate Change Bill mean reducing Scotland’s emissions of carbon dioxide to net-zero levels by 2050. In other words, Scotland will be carbon neutral.