The measures taken as part of the economic recovery from the pandemic will have a significant impact on Scotland's efforts to deliver on its climate targets.

Global climate science has been clear that a rapid reduction of emissions over the next decade is crucial in avoiding the worst impacts of the climate emergency. Action taken now must not lock in future emissions and should be in line with meeting our target to reduce emissions by 75% by 2030 and to reach net zero emissions by 2045.

We believe that we need transformational change to get us on a pathway to achieve our targets. These also bring benefits to people and nature. This is what we need for a green recovery: