Scotland announces raft of new funding to hit net zero

The wave of new investment announced in the Budget includes £1.8 billion of investment in low carbon infrastructure, intended to help dramatically reduce emissions

Scotland has announced a raft of new funding to accelerate progress towards net-zero, including £1.8 billion of investment in low carbon infrastructure.

Setting out the nation's tax and spending plans for the year ahead, the Scottish Budget 2020-21 aims to invest in vital public services and end the country's contribution to climate change.

Along with the boost in infrastructure spending to slash emissions, Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes also unveiled £220 million of seed funding for the Scottish National Investment Bank to support its mission to drive the transition to a net-zero economy, a new £120 million Heat Transition Deal and a total investment of £151 million in energy efficiency measures.

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