More net zero help needed for councils, warn MSPs
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.
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The committee said the Scottish government should provide councils with extra financial support in future budgets, as well as helping them access specialist knowledge.
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