2023-01-23 06:30:45

More net zero help needed for councils, warn MSPs

Logo BBC

Scotland's climate change targets could be missed unless local government is given more support, a Holyrood committee has warned.

The net zero, energy and transport committee said councils were best placed to achieve climate goals.

But it said they needed more help to access funding and skills amid ongoing financial pressures.

The Scottish government said it would work closely with local authorities on delivering sustainability.

The report follows a year-long inquiry into the role councils should play to achieve net zero targets.

It recommends developing a route map with guidance on how the sector should contribute.

  • The latest headlines from Scotland

The committee said the Scottish government should provide councils with extra financial support in future budgets, as well as helping them access specialist knowledge.

Continue read on bbc.com

Logo BBC
PoliticsBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-23 06:25:45
Legislation allowing the government to pass a budget for Northern Ireland will be fast-tracked at Westminster later. The budget sets out spending allocated...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Alex Lawson2023-01-22 16:46:09
Groups representing more than 100,000 UK firms have accused ministers of taking a scattergun approach to supporting businesses with their gas and electricity...

Logo BBC
ScienceBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-23 00:09:34
By Justin Rowlatt Climate editor The government is expected to announce hundreds of millions of pounds of support to help Britain's two biggest steelmakers...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Richard Partington2023-01-23 06:00:15
Job opportunities in Britains low-carbon economy have fallen sharply since David Camerons government decided to cut policies he described as green crap, with...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Fiona Harvey2023-01-19 15:00:12
What was in the net zero review? Chris Skidmore, the head of the governments net zero review, said he aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the UKs...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Emily Dugan2023-01-22 17:40:05
Home Office plans to reheat thoroughly discredited hostile environment policies show the government has not learned lessons from the Windrush scandal,...

Logo Channel NewsAsia
Business / FinanceBy Cna2023-01-23 05:15:28
Best News Website or Mobile Service WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide Best News Website or Mobile Service Digital Media Awards Worldwide BENGALURU :...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Helena Horton2023-01-19 15:00:12
The Conservatives will lose the next election unless they take climate targets seriously, the governments own net zero tsar has said. This week Chris...

Logo BBC
PoliticsBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-21 22:13:01
By Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website The complexity of cases and small staff numbers have been blamed for a council's...

Logo BBC
PoliticsBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-22 16:07:32
By Sam Francis Political reporter, BBC News Labour has called on the government to freeze energy bills through to July. The government's energy price...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-22 15:43:52
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Multiple flood protection projects in California are on hold after Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed cutting their funding to help cover a...

Logo BBC
PoliticsBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-22 14:22:11
Media caption, Anas Sarwar thinks the gender law impasse can be unlocked if detailed guidance is issued The standoff between the UK and Scottish governments...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy James Ludden2023-01-22 07:00:00
The UK government urged energy suppliers to stop forcing financially vulnerable consumers to install prepayment meters, saying such meters should be used...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Press Association2023-01-22 12:10:14
Follow us at @BloombergUK and on Facebook, and wrap up your day with The Readout newsletter with Allegra Stratton. The Prime Minister must not serve up a...

Logo BBC
PoliticsBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-21 09:21:31
The Scottish government has called on Westminster to "come clean" over why it blocked the gender recognition bill - or explain how it can be amended. The...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Michael Savage2023-01-22 08:00:31
Rishi Sunak will provoke a public uproar should he prioritise pre-election tax cuts over better pay for nurses, ambulance workers and teachers, Britains most...

Logo The Independent
PoliticsBy Adam Forrest2023-01-22 09:10:00
Rishi Sunak is understood to have sent Downing Streets national security adviser to Brussels in a bid to reach a compromise deal on the Northern Ireland...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Robert Ford2023-01-22 09:00:31
Crisis, conflict and collapse have driven the NHS to the top of the political agenda. Every day brings new horror stories from the frontlines of a health...

Logo PR Newswire
STELLARTON, NS, Jan. 13, 2023 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to a rural public transit infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Sean Fraser,...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Press Association2023-01-22 10:47:43
Follow us at @BloombergUK and on Facebook, and wrap up your day with The Readout newsletter with Allegra Stratton. A double-digit pay rise must be offered to...