By Ben Wilson, Policy Officer at SCIAF, a member organisation of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.
Whilst good progress has been made on improving the Climate Change Bill, especially on the target to reach net-zero by 2045, more still needs to be done to fully enshrine the Paris Agreement into Scottish law.
The Paris Agreement commits countries to hold global average temperatures to well below 2ºC, and to pursue efforts towards limiting warming to 1.5ºC. Recent reports have clearly shown the tremendous human costs of the planet exceeding these temperature increases. Countries now need to enshrine in their domestic law targets which contribute to this global effort.
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