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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19117: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 28 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of how increasing the number of bus passengers could contribute to meeting its climate change targets.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 25 October 2018

The 2018 Climate Change Plan (CCP) notes that bus and coach emissions account for less than 4% of total transport emissions and that there is potential for behavioural switch as bus is a mode with the ability to scale up flexibly in response to increased demand. Based on the TIMES model (which underpins the CCP) it is expected that emissions in the transport sector will fall by 37% over the period to 2032.