On 3rd April we held the second of our policy reunions. The Scottish Climate Change Act 2009 was the most significant piece of legislation approved by the Scottish Parliament in its third session 2007-2011.
It built on earlier legislation approved by Westminster but there were significant differences not only in the scope and detail of the legislation but also in the way in which the issue was handled, not least because there was a minority administration at the time.
The Policy Scotland climate change policy reunion provided an opportunity to hear the ‘inside story’ of how the policy evolved and its passage into legislation from those most closely involved. While we develop the our write up of the event here’s an interview with Stewart Stevenson MSP who was Minister at the time of Climate Change Act.