Climate legislation aims to reduce the speed at which climate change is occurring. It is hoped that by decreasing the contribution from man-made systems that we will be able to slow the climate change down enough for our ecosystems to catch up.

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 committed Scotland to a 42% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020 and 80% reduction by 2050.

We signed up to Scotland's Climate Change Declaration in 2007 and report annually on our progress. You can view our reports by visiting the Keep Scotland Beautiful website.

Carbon Reduction Commitment

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is a compulsory scheme which aims to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions in organisations whose total electricity consumption is greater than 6,000 megawatts or approximately £500,000 per year.