2 April 2019

Speaking ahead of the Stage 1 debate of the Climate Change Bill, Labour Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Climate Change and Environment, Claudia Beamish MSP, said:

“Labour will seek to amend the SNP’s Climate Change Bill to introduce a bold and ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest and bolder interim targets.

"The Bill as it stands simply does not meet the challenges of the global emergency of climate change.

“We can meet the targets fairly by implementing a legally binding Just Transition Commission to ensure well paid jobs as we shift towards the net zero economy and society.

“Scotland deserves it’s very own Green New Deal bringing new well paid jobs - and a legal ban on fracking.

“This is the future of our planet, the water we drink and the air we breathe.

"We have a duty to our children, grandchildren and the global south to tackle climate change now – and we will make sure this Bill delivers fairly on climate and intergenerational justice.”


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