This week I asked a supplementary question to the First Minister. The Climate Change (Scotland) 2009 Act requires the UK Committee on Climate Change is report on Scotland’s progress in meeting our climate change reduction targets every year. The most recent report, that considers data from 2015, revealed that there has been very little progress in reducing agricultural emissions since around 2008.
The committee I sit on, the committee on Environment, Climate Change, and Land Reform, shares the recommendation for compulsory soil testing for farmers in an effort to limit agricultural emissions. I used this week First Minister’s Questions to see if this will be included in the Scottish Government’s final Climate Change Plan.