As part of an enhanced Green New Deal, the Scottish Government has announced nearly £1.6 billion in funding to transform the heat and energy efficiency of buildings. This measure aims to accelerate decarbonisation in an area which makes up a quarter of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions. To increase climate change resilience, an additional £500 million is being invested in Scotland’s natural economy, including £150 million to support the delivery of a 50% increase in woodland creation by 2024.
The plans, outlined in the Programme for Government 2020 to 2021, are among a number of measures that attempt to protect biodiversity, create green jobs and accelerate a just transition to net-zero in Scotland.
Source: Scottish Government, 4 September 2020