Zero-Hour climate pledge

The Scottish Conservatives both welcome and support the Nature and Climate Declaration. As we face the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss we believe it is vital that all political parties work together to keep the rise in the Earth’s temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius while also making sure that biodiversity
decline is halted and reserved.
There are few things more urgent than tackling the climate emergency in order to prevent its potentially disastrous consequences for people all over the world. We therefore support efforts to reach net zero emissions in Scotland by 2045 by making full use of our clean energy sources with only minimum amounts of carbon emissions.
Our natural environment is Scotland’s greatest asset, and we must do everything we can to ensure it is protected and nurtured so it can be enjoyed by future generations. Sadly, in recent decades we have experienced a catastrophic loss of species and their habitats which has been accelerated by climate change. That’s why the Scottish Conservatives are calling for an ambitious Nature Bill, to strengthen environmental
protections on land, in our rivers and at sea, so that we can reverse the decline in native species.
These issues are devolved to the Scottish Government and my colleagues and I will continue to raise them in upcoming legislative sessions, and to scrutinise the Scottish Government when it fails to take adequate action. We will also continue to make these arguments when speaking to UK Government Ministers.