“WEAK” climate change plans drafted by the Scottish Government will fail to cut emissions unless they stop “ignoring” private car use, Transform Scotland claims. The sustainable transport group has slammed the government’s draft climate change plan in a submission to Holyrood committees scrutinising the strategy. The group, which includes passenger watchdog Transport Focus, Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute and the TSSA union, has said the proposals, which include a commitment to slash greenhouse gases by 66 per cent by 2032, show a “reasonable level of ambition”. However, it claims it is “heavily dependent” on the uptake of electric cars and other technological changes, and “largely ignores” existing ways to reduce harmful emissions, including the promotion of public transport and car sharing.
The National 11th Feb 2017 read more »