Tue 14 May, 2019

The Scottish Greens will not support future Scottish Government budgets unless Ministers prioritise tackling the climate emergency in all policy areas, according to the party’s Climate Spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP.

Responding to a statement for the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change in parliament, this afternoon Mr Ruskell welcomed the Scottish Government’s movement on the issues, but highlighting that action cannot wait.

Mark Ruskell MSP said:

“I’m delighted that the Scottish Government are listening to the Greens and are committing to put the climate at the heart of its next programme for government and spending review. However, the climate emergency cannot wait for a spending review.

“The Greens will not support any future Scottish Government budget unless it puts a Green New Deal to tackle the climate crisis at its heart. It’s vital that action is taken across all portfolio areas, particularly on transport and agriculture, two areas where emissions have grown in recent years.”

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