In response to the closing of the UN climate change talks in Marrakech, WWF Scotland Director, Lang Banks, said:
“The talks have helped progress many of the commitments made by countries at last year’s Paris climate agreement. Given the urgency to tackle climate change, when delegates return home they must ensure their leaders quickly begin to implement all that has been agreed.
“Scotland can be proud of the action it has taken so far on renewable electricity and climate justice. However, to protect people and nature from the very worst impacts of climate change all nations, including Scotland, need to step up their action.
“The Scottish Government’s forthcoming climate action plan must contain transformative new policies, especially in areas like transport and heat where there has been comparatively little progress so far.”