Strategic Environmental Assessment of the update to the Climate Change Plan 2018-2032

Closed 12 Jan 2021

Opened 18 Dec 2020


This is a public consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the update to the Climate Change Plan 2018-2032. This report aims to assess the environmental impact of the policies within the update to the Climate Change Plan.

Read the Strategic Environment Envronmental Assessment.

The Climate Change Plan update, to which this Environmental Report relates, sets out the Scottish Government's approach to delivering a green recovery and a pathway to meet the emissions reduction targets set out in the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019. Public views and comments are invited on this Environmental Report.

Read the Update to the Climate Change Plan.

A public consultation on the Climate Change Plan update is being held by the Scottish Parliament. Details of how to respond to that consultation can be found on the Scottish Parliament website.

Why your views matter

We want to hear your views on the draft Environmental Assessment, including the environmental baseline, assessment of findings, and the proposed approach to alternatives, monitoring and mitigation. The findings of this consultation will help to inform the Environmental Report before it is finalised. Read the draft Environmental Report.

What happens next

Following this consultation, a Post-Adoption Statement will be prepared. The Statement will reflect on the views provided on the findings of the assessment and the proposals in the Consultation Paper and will explain how the issues raised have been taken into account in finalising the Assessment.


  • Business, Industry and Innovation
  • Building and Planning
  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Farming and Rural
  • Transport