In quite a long interview with Glen Campbell, we see:
Prof Skea, who was born in Dundee and went to Edinburgh University, is a member of the bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the UK government’s Committee on Climate Change. He was also chair of the Scottish government’s Just Transition Commission, which looked at how to fairly manage the move to greener ways of living.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58928933
Strangely, we hear/read nothing of the latter activity. You’d think Glen would have asked him how well that is going? Maybe he did but the answer wasn’t for us to hear?
So, I thought I’d have a wee search for some kind of independent assessment of how well Scotland is doing so that those folk, you know, ‘where we are’, are informed like the BBC aims to do, apparently.
And they did, on the website anyway:
Wow! Who said that?
The UN climate change secretary has praised Scotland’s progress on climate change as “exemplary”.
The Climate Change Act, passed in 2009 by the Scottish Parliament, set binding targets to cut emissions for each year until 2020.
Christiana Figueres told BBC Scotland that, despite the Scottish government not meeting its interim targets, she was impressed by the pace of change.
She said the fact that emissions had been cut by 38% was “quite impressive”.
Speaking to BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland programme during a visit to Edinburgh, she said: “If we’re moving back on the trend, that is not good, but we’re moving forwards.
“We do know that Scotland has already been very exemplary to the world because it had all parties approving the 2009 act, with a 42% emissions cut target by 2020. We’re already at 38%. That is actually quite impressive.”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-35772636
Ah, wait, that was 2016, what have we done since? Are we still exemplary?
BBC Scotland were on it, again:
The Scottish government has again missed its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Figures for 2019 show they fell 51.5% against the baseline, well short of the 55% target.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-57482228
I can’t find more recent data but I’m guessing the pandemic has skewed the trend.