How many genuine opportunities does Scotland get to lead the world? Not many. That’s why, when we really have one, we must grasp it.
This Wednesday’s vote in the Scottish Parliament on the Climate Change Bill is one of those moments. By voting for a strong bill with a minimum of 40% emissions cuts by 2020, MSPs have the one and only chance to make this piece of legislation the best in the world.
But the vote on the bill hangs on a knife-edge, with parties battling over vital emissions targets.
The bill currently commits to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by only 34%, rising to 42% if European governments agree to reduce theirs at the international climate talks in Copenhagen in December.
Thirty-four-percent is far short of what the science demands if we are to avert dangerous climate change. And we can’t wait until December to be led by Europe on a deal that might not happen. Scotland must act now.
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