Humza Yousaf faces questions after damning report on climate target

First Minister's Questions will see opposition leaders quiz Yousaf.

Humza Yousaf faces questions at Holyrood after a damning report found the Scottish Government’s 2030 climate change target is unreachable.

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) said for Scotland to achieve the goal of cutting harmful emissions by 75% by then, the rate of emission reduction in most sectors would need to increase by a factor of nine in the years up to the end of the decade.

“The Scottish Government is failing to achieve Scotland’s ambitious climate goals,” the watchdog said.

Analysis: Scotland’s climate change targets branded ‘no longer credible’

At First Minister’s Questions, Yousaf will also be asked what analysis of passenger behaviour and numbers has been carried out since the inception of the removal of peak rail fares pilot.

It comes after Scotland’s four main rail unions, the STUC and environmental groups have joined forces to call for peak fares to be scrapped following the pilot.

The Scottish Government announced last year that all train fares on publicly-owned ScotRail will be the same regardless of the time of day, with a trial starting in October initially due to end in the spring.

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