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Holding the Scottish Government to its climate pledges

Good Law Project and the Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland are challenging the Scottish Government over its failure to uphold its commitments over the climate crisis.

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Case overview

The Government has pledged to reduce emissions to net zero by 2045, declaring that Scotland’s contribution to global heating will “end, definitively, within one generation”.

But more than two years since the Government published its £26bn Infrastructure Investment Plan, it still hasn’t published an assessment of the plan’s climate impact. This flies in the face of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, which requires the Government to show how investments are in line with emissions targets.