Public campaign promoting environmentally friendly diet recommended as part of Scottish climate plan

A group created to offer recommendations for tackling climate change in Scotland has unveiled a 12 point plan.

This includes a public information campaign to promote the more environmentally friendly diets, including a reduction of meat consumption.

The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) also say there should be a ban on petrol and diesel cars in all city centres by 2030 and a £100m fund to decarbonise farming.

Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said:

“We are already witnessing the effects of climate change, and now is the moment when we must accelerate our response if we are to avoid the worst effects and secure the many social and economic benefits of moving to a climate neutral economy.
“This is the time for us all to support strong changes to policy and programmes in response to the climate emergency, and this report sets out our initial recommendations for the Scottish Government’s leadership role.
“The adoption of these policies by the Scottish Government would demonstrate world-leading commitment, slashing our emissions and showing where the rest of the world can follow us.”

CERG consists of 19 environment groups, civic institutions, companies and business groups.

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