Faith leaders from across Scotland have called for the passing of a “strong and ambitious” new Climate Change Bill.

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland Rev Dr Derek Browning, Catholic Bishop Joseph Toal and Mr Ameed Versace of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society were among the faith leaders speaking at a special event held at the Dynamic Earth centre in Edinburgh, hosted by Claire Baker MSP and coordinated by Christian Aid, the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Tearfund and Islamic Relief.

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 originally set a world-leading target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The Scottish Government now intends to introduce a new Bill which increases the target to a 90 per cent emissions reduction.

However, faith leaders are calling for “a net target of 100%” to be introduced, saying that it “might appear very difficult to achieve but with rapid decarbonisation of the economy envisaged in the draft Scottish Energy Strategy there is no reason to dismiss it.”

You can read more here on the SCIAF web site.