Public support for a low carbon future should encourage Scottish ministers to back bolder projects to tackle climate change, according to WWF Scotland. The environmental charity said ambitious new policies were needed to reduce emissions. It has surveyed 1,000 people – with 61% agreeing the Scottish government should invest in low carbon initiatives that reduce emissions. Ministers said Scotland was a world leader on climate change. The Scottish Parliament’s environment, climate change and land reform committee is due to discuss Scotland’s progress towards meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets later. Polling data, released by WWF Scotland, suggested about 61% of the public agree “the Scottish government should invest in projects that reduce emissions, like public transport and affordable heat networks, to create a low carbon Scotland”.
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