A clear aim of the strategy is to end Scotland's contribution to climate change and to continue working towards achieving its target of net zero emissions by 2045. It responds to 12 specific asks by the recently created Climate Emergency Response Group and pledges to continue to work collaboratively across various sectors.
The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government's programme of action for 2019-2020 and beyond, which puts emphasis on addressing climate change and achieving its net zero carbon emissions target by 2045 though a range of policies, including decarbonising transport and heat. Scotland has also been a leader in the drive to reduce and recycle food waste into bio-energy and bio-fertilisers, with 56 percent of Scottish households having access to separate food waste collections.
The paper sets out Scotland's "Green New Deal" to stimulate investment and build momentum towards reducing emissions across multiple sectors and generating new green jobs.
“Once again, Scotland is demonstrating its commitment to addressing climate change and leadership in putting policies in place to stimulate the development of a sustainable green economy” said Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of ADBA. “We have been working for many years with Zero Waste Scotland and have a very productive relationship with this nation. We look forward to supporting their efforts in achieving their net zero objective.”