This report shows what NatureScot has done and how we’ve helped others in 2013–14 to deliver the Public Bodies Climate Change Duties.
We remain enthusiastically committed to delivering the Climate Change Duties. Climate change isn’t just a major threat to the natural heritage of Scotland – its impacts on society will also be significant.
In 2003, we adopted a target to reduce our carbon emissions by 42% by 2020. In 2013–14, we achieved a saving of 8.5%, putting us on track to meet our 2020 CO2 target during 2014–15 – five years early.
We contributed to the Climate Ready Scotland: Scottish Climate Adaptation Programme, which will frame our work for years to come.
We’ve also been developing the concept of natural capital. By putting a value on ecosystems, we believe we can better protect and enhance them.
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