Results 41–60 of 4728 for speaker:Roseanna Cunningham

Scottish Parliament: Net Zero Emissions Target (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: Scotland’s emissions in 2018 were down by 50 per cent from the 1990 baseline, which is halfway to net zero. Scotland continues to lead the United Kingdom as a whole and is second only to Sweden in western Europe for emissions reductions. As the United Kingdom Committee on Climate Change put it in its recent Scottish progress report: “The Scottish economy has decarbonised more quickly than...

Scottish Parliament: Net Zero Emissions Target (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: Decarbonising Scotland’s heat supply while maintaining affordability for customers is a critical part of delivering a successful energy transition and a fundamental step towards achieving our net zero ambitions. Hydrogen has the potential to replace direct use of natural gas for domestic and commercial spaces and for water heating in some areas of Scotland. Projects such as the H100 Fife...

Scottish Parliament: Net Zero Emissions Target (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: Of course—it includes absolutely everybody in the chamber, everybody who works in the Parliament and every individual across Scotland: nobody is excepted. However, nobody can do it on their own.

Scottish Parliament: Net Zero Emissions Target (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: Both of those things will be published in the very near future.

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change Targets (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: The emissions reduction targets that have been set by this Parliament—including by the member’s party, of course, which voted for them—are the most ambitious in the world. Since the passing of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, nine annual targets have been reported on. Those for the years 2014 to 2016 were met; those for 2010 to 2013 and 2017 to 2018 were missed. It is always...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change Targets (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: I refer the member back to the direct quote I gave earlier from the Committee on Climate Change. Scotland has made remarkable progress right across the board, including in decarbonising its energy sector. I am sorry that the Conservatives do not seem able to bring themselves to recognise that.

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change Targets (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: That is one of the key issues that we discuss regularly and that the just transition commission is looking at carefully. The issue has implications for the way in which we make decisions. We cannot make decisions that, on paper look, to be absolutely the right thing to do for the climate but that will necessitate real upset and deprivation for many people. We are absolutely keeping an eye on...

Scottish Parliament: Crown Estate Revenues (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: No assessment has been made to date of the impact of the funding provided to local authorities from Scottish Crown estate revenues, as that information is only starting to become available. We will undertake the appropriate assessment and will publish details once the necessary information is fully available.

Scottish Parliament: Crown Estate Revenues (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: We have been doing everything that we can to support those affected by Covid, including people and businesses in our coastal areas, which are often reliant on tourism. That is why we widened the remit of the coastal communities fund to include Covid relief and agreed with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities that the allocations that have already been provided to local authorities to...

Scottish Parliament: Environmental and Emissions Targets (Local Initiatives) (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: The Scottish Government recognises that local communities have made, and will continue to make, a huge contribution to reaching environment and climate targets. That is reflected in our programme for government, in which we committed to build on our climate challenge fund by developing community climate action hubs, and to support the development of 20-minute neighbourhoods, both of which...

Scottish Parliament: Environmental and Emissions Targets (Local Initiatives) (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: I agree with Linda Fabiani on the importance of organisations such as Smart Sustainable East Kilbride. I feel that, in pre-Covid times, the question would have been followed by a request that I visit the organisation and by my accession to that request, but, unfortunately, we cannot do that in the current circumstances. It has been successful in driving forward East Kilbride as a centre of...

Scottish Parliament: Recycling and Food Waste Collection Services (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: Local authorities have worked hard to maintain essential waste and recycling collections through the pandemic while making significant operational changes to ensure safe working. I want to thank all involved for their efforts. The vast majority of local authorities have reinstated those recycling and food waste collection services that were temporarily suspended at the outset of the crisis....

Scottish Parliament: Recycling and Food Waste Collection Services (9 Dec 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: I am aware that Glasgow City Council is one of the three councils that are continuing to have difficulty in reinstating their recycling and food waste collection services. Local authorities remain responsible for, and are best placed to make decisions on, the provision of local waste services, taking account of their legal duties to provide a comprehensive recycling service for households and...

Scottish Parliament: Declaration of a Nature Emergency (18 Nov 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: Internationally, a new global biodiversity framework is being developed, and Scotland is adopting a leadership role in contributing to that process. The new framework will be agreed in China in 2021. In leading the Edinburgh process, we have mobilised a global network of national Governments, cities and local authorities and are feeding their views into the process to develop the new...

Scottish Parliament: Environment Bill (12 Nov 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: The matter before us today is a legislative consent motion on the United Kingdom Environment Bill. Members cannot be expected to have followed every detail of the bill, so I will give a very brief summary of the position so far. The bill was introduced in the UK House of Commons in January. In part, it is the UK Government’s response to the loss of the European Union’s institutional...

Scottish Parliament: Environment Bill (12 Nov 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: Thank you, Presiding Officer. I appreciate that this debate is not exactly a show-stopper, but it deals with fundamental issues that do not just apply in this area, but will apply across the board from here on in. The convener of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee referenced my detailed letter in response to the committee’s questions, and if anybody has particular...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Environmental Protection Agency Powers (Sewerage System) (11 Nov 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has the powers to set conditions on the licences that it issues to Scottish Water in order to protect the water environment from sewage discharges. SEPA can also take enforcement action for breaches of licence conditions.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Environmental Protection Agency Powers (Sewerage System) (11 Nov 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: Obviously, there is some history to that situation that I am not aware of. I am happy for Richard Lyle to bring that detail to me, if he wants to. SEPA’s powers for dealing with discharges of sewage are triggered only if there is an associated impact on the water environment, which means that SEPA does not have powers to address nuisance issues arising from sewage discharges to land unless...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Environmental Protection Agency Powers (Sewerage System) (11 Nov 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: We have had to deal with sewage overflows on to beaches over a long period of time—that is the reality of dealing with a particular level of rainfall. The member is right to flag up the increasing incidence of such events and the potential for this to become even more of an issue in the future. We look at such issues very carefully in relation to the investment in adaptations that will be...

Scottish Parliament: Green Recovery (Support for Communities) (11 Nov 2020)

Roseanna Cunningham: We are committed to delivering a green recovery from Covid-19 that captures the possibilities of a just transition to net zero, including by creating good, green jobs. Action in this regard is at the heart of our recent programme for government, and communities will have a prominent role to play in its delivery. We recently launched the £3.5 million community climate asset fund and the £2...


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