Our Climate Change Commitment Statement

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges that the world is facing. Here in Scotland, we already have some of the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets in the world, and the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Bill stretches this ambition further.

SEPA wants to play as powerful a role as possible in helping Scotland deliver this world leading climate change action. We want to help to position Scotland as a prosperous, resilient and socially inclusive nation which makes the most of the opportunities afforded by a low carbon and circular economy.

This climate change commitment statement sets out this ambition and the targets we are setting ourselves.

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For full details, please see the below PDF document.

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Creating a sustainable SEPA: Moving towards net zero

Our ambitious and progressive strategy recognises the scale of the global climate emergency facing humanity and the urgency to act. It recognises that whilst environmental compliance is non-negotiable, environmental, social and economic success will require systemic rather than incremental change. But we know that systemic change is as important for SEPA as it is for Scottish business. That’s why we’re changing today, creating a world-class environment protection agency fit for the challenges of tomorrow. Aligned with our Climate Change Commitment Statement, SEPA is firmly focused on reducing the carbon impact of travel and operates a rigid travel hierarchy, ensuring staff opt for the most sustainable methods of travel for each individual circumstance. Read our approach in Creating a sustainable SEPA: Moving towards net zero.