- Submitted by: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: United Kingdom
- Date of completion: 2010
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Towards a Low Carbon Economy for Scotland
Description/achievement of initiativeThe Scottish Government aims to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
Source: UNCSD Secretariat (2010) Questionnaire for the Member States on Experiences, Success Factors, Risks and Challenges with Regard to Objective and Themes of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
The Scottish Government seeks to facilitate the right infrastructure and investment to stimulate sustainable growth and exploit new market opportunities. Scotland is committed to ambitious statutory targets for emissions reduction. The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 places a duty on all of the public sector in Scotland to support the delivery of the Scottish Government's emissions reduction targets and to make the required adjustments to adapt to climate change.