Greenhouse gas ( GHG) mitigation is a central policy objective in Scotland. The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 sets an interim 42% reduction target for 2020 and an 80% target for 2050 across all sectors of society (1990 baseline). As a priority policy area, it has become vital to better understand the co-benefits and adverse impacts arising from mitigation actions on our environment, economy and society. Integrated assessment is key in prioritising environmental actions, reducing adverse impacts and enhancing positive co-effects. This report aims to summarise evidence on the wider impacts ( WI) of GHG mitigation options ( MO) in the Agriculture, land use, land use change and forestry sectors ( ALULUCF) and those related waste management. The key findings of the review, namely a summary of the wider impacts and an overview of the challenges in quantifying and monetising these impacts are presented in this section.
|The Scottish Government
|Number of pages
|Print publication - Jan 2017
|Environment and climate change