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.