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 Scotland’s parties under green microscope

Friday 27 April 2007

EdinburghScotland’s main political parties have been ranked on their environmental policies in a new report commissioned by WWF Scotland in the run up to the forthcoming elections, with varying results from the major players. According to the Stockholm Environment Institute report, the proposed policies of Scottish Labour, the Scottish Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Scottish Socialist Party would stabilise the country’s ‘ecological footprint’, while those of the Scottish Conservatives and Solidarity would cause an increase in environmental impact up to 2012. The Scottish Greens’ agenda would contribute to a 7% reduction on the footprint in the same timescale.

Policies on food, energy, transport and waste – the areas that contribute most significantly to an ecological footprint – were analysed to determine potential success.

“While all the parties claim to take climate change seriously, their policies are simply not going to make enough of a difference,” said WWF Scotland Director Dr. Richard Dixon. “The plain fact is that, without further tough action, Scotland will be doing virtually as much damage to the planet after 4 years as it is today and things will get much worse in the longer term unless the biggest parties get a grip on road traffic and the growth in air travel.”

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