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Scotland turns up heat on climate commitment

The Scottish government has boosted plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by increasing its target from an 80 per cent reduction to a 90 per cent reduction by 2050, and has promised further investment in research.

A climate change bill that incorporates the government’s goal to reduce emissions compared with 1990 levels is being drafted ready for publication in early 2018, the Scottish government said in a press release on 13 June.

The government says it plans to take three steps to meet the target. First, it will set up an advisory group to oversee the creation of a revised Climate Change Plan.

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