Combating Climate Change

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face - it is a global task that requires each and everyone of us to come together and act with unity of purpose.

Here in Scotland, we have our part to play. I will continue to make the arguments for investing in low carbon energy sources, heating our homes  more efficiently and creating a truly circular economy. We can build a new greener and more prosperous future for our communities, and I will continue to make those arguments in the Scottish Parliament.

In early 2017, I published a policy paper that sets out the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party's vision of a greener, more pleasant and more prosperous Scotland. You can that vision here.

News

Warm Words Won’t Heat Homes

Warm words won’t heat homes. Energy efficiency measures can help tackle fuel poverty in Scotland – it’s time the SNP backed Scottish Conservative calls to upgrade properties to EPC Band C.

How Much Is Air Pollution Costing the NHS?

This week in parliament, I asked the Scottish Government if they knew how much air pollution is costing our NHS. I also asked them to commit to conducting a study of such costs if this information was not available.

WATCH: New Climate Change Target, But History of Failure

Last week the Scottish Government announced its draft climate change plan. I welcomed the commitment to further reduce emissions, and affirmed the Scottish Conservatives’ commitment to a low carbon future for Scotland.

Draft Climate Change Plan: Call for Evidence

As Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee Deputy Convener I want to make sure we get as many responses as possible to our call for evidence on the draft climate change plan. Let us know your views, and if you use social media make sure you use the hashtag #scotclimate.