Environmental group brokers cross-party deal to make Scotland’s buildings more energy efficient


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An environmental group has managed to broker a cross-party deal to make Scotland’s buildings more energy efficient, a recent media news report has been able to reveal.

WWF Scotland has managed to convince all the main political parties in Scotland to sign up to its climate change manifesto agreement, pledging to reduce emissions by 42% in the next five years.

They have committed to a national infrastructure programme to make buildings more energy efficient and a low carbon transport system, as well as a plan to cut emissions from the electricity generation and food sectors.

Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland, said: “It’s great to know we live in a country where our parliamentarians have long moved on from debating whether climate change is happening to competing about how we secure the benefits of a low carbon economy.

“In the run up to next May’s election voters will be keen to learn how each of the political parties will use their plans for tackling climate change to create jobs, improve health and reduce inequality.”

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