Synergies and tensions between climate change and air quality actions: a report by the cleaner air for Scotland climate change sub-group

James Curran, Bryan Harris, Nigel Holmes, Ragne Low, Iain McLellan, Sonia Milne, Eleanor Pratt, John Redshaw, Bruce Whyte, Ruth Wolstenholme, Mark Aitken

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Abstract

This report was prepared by the Cleaner Air for Scotland (CAFS) Climate Change Sub-Group in fulfilment of action CC1 in the Scottish Government document “Cleaner Air for Scotland – The Road to a Healthier Future” (November 2015).

Action CC1 states “Ensure that future updates to the ‘Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emission Reduction Targets’ publication on meeting our climate change targets take into account air quality impacts”. This report was therefore prepared for, and submitted to, Scottish Government in time to support the final drafting of the update during late 2016.

This report does not offer either a reflection, or critique, of current Scottish Government policy.

This report represents the best endeavours of the authoring group. Given the time and resource constraints, it is not claimed to be either fully comprehensive or definitive. The report does not offer recommendations but only findings; it should be used as a first-pass filter for intended climate change and air quality actions, prompting further more detailed technical assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyCleaner Air for Scotland Governance Group
Number of pages58
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • Air quality
  • Climate change
  • Transport
  • Agriculture
  • Industrial activity
  • Waste
  • Circular economy
  • Planning
  • Land use

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Curran, J., Harris, B., Holmes, N., Low, R., McLellan, I., Milne, S., Pratt, E., Redshaw, J., Whyte, B., Wolstenholme, R., & Aitken, M. (2016). Synergies and tensions between climate change and air quality actions: a report by the cleaner air for Scotland climate change sub-group.