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Economic Strategy

The transition to a low carbon economy heralds an exciting but challenging economic and social transformation. By 2020, and certainly by 2050, Scotland will have a highly sustainable and prosperous economy where Scotland is a major player and beneficiary in the development of global low carbon markets.

The Scottish Government is committed to supporting the transition to a low carbon Scottish economy, to seize business opportunities and a better quality of life. A low carbon economy will make us more resilient to unpredictable commodity and energy prices in an uncertain future world. People will have more sustainable travel choices and our children will be able to breathe clean air.

The Low Carbon Economic Strategy is an integral part of the Government's Economic Strategy to secure sustainable economic growth, and is a key component of the broader approach to meeting Scotland's climate change targets.