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Climate Change Plan: third report on proposals and policies - written statement

Published: 28 Feb 2018

Our formal response to the reports prepared by the four Parliamentary Committees who scrutinised proposals and policies in the draft Climate Change Plan.

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Climate Change Plan: third report on proposals and policies - written statement
Reports of Scottish Parliamentary Committees, Resolutions of the Parliament and Other Representations made on the draft Climate Change Plan

Reports of Scottish Parliamentary Committees, Resolutions of the Parliament and Other Representations made on the draft Climate Change Plan

Reports of Scottish Parliamentary Committees

4. Parliamentary consideration of the draft Plan was undertaken by the following committees:

  • Environment, Climate Change, and Land Reform Committee ( ECCLR) [1]
  • Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee ( REC) [2]
  • Local Government and Communities Committee ( LGC) [3]
  • Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee ( EJFW) [4]

5. The reports of these committees were published on 10 March 2017 and are available from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre and on the Scottish Parliament's website.

6. This Written Statement incorporates the Scottish Government's formal response to the reports prepared by the four Parliamentary committees. References have been provided to the committee report paragraphs containing the relevant recommendations.

Resolution of Parliament

7. A Parliamentary debate on the Committee reports on the draft Climate Change Plan took place on 16 March 2017. At the conclusion of the debate Parliament agreed to motion S5M-04534:

"That the Parliament notes the reports of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, the Local Government and Communities Committee and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on the Scottish Government document, Draft Plan - the Draft Third Report on Policies and Proposals 2017-2032."

8. The Official Report of this debate is available on the Scottish Parliament's website. [5]

Other Representations

9. The Scottish Government received three written representations on the draft Plan directly from the following organisations:

  • Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
  • Society of Chief Officer of Transportation in Scotland
  • SEStran

10. In addition there was one individual representation to the Scottish Government.

11. In preparing the final Climate Change Plan, Scottish Ministers have, however, also considered the written evidence submitted by a wide range of organisation to the four Parliamentary committees. All of these submissions are available on the Scottish Parliament's website. [6] Scottish Ministers have also had regard to the feedback received through stakeholder engagement and consultation exercises at a sector level.


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