Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Carson appointed to influential climate change group


Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson says he is delighted to take up a role on the cross-party working group established to assist the Scottish Government in updating the Climate Change Plan in light of the new, highly ambitious annual targets, up until 2032.

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP, who is his party’s spokesperson on the Natural Environment and also Deputy Convenor of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee says the group will be key in order to ensure Scotland has a firm plan to reduce emissions.

Mr Carson will attend monthly meetings of the group ahead of publication of an updated climate change plan which will be delivered to Parliament before the summer.

Commenting, Finlay Carson MSP said: “I’m delighted to be part of this vital cross-party working group which will set out how Scotland will achieve our ambitious climate change reduction targets.

“I was proud to play a leading part last year in setting tough targets through the climate change bill and now this group can help ensure that the Government take the right measures that can help hit net zero targets by 2045.

“Representing a rural constituency brings it’s own challenges in relation to climate change and I will be looking to ensure that the right balance is struck across all sectors as part of the plan.

“We need to ensure our agricultural industry is fully supported to tackle climate change while also improving our public transport network and encouraging greater rates of recycling can be achieved in Dumfries and Galloway in the years ahead.

“I look forward to working with colleagues and other key stakeholders as part of this group to show that the parliament are continuing to take the serious measures to achieve net zero and be world leading on climate change for the future generations.”