Quote from Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland:
We have a moral responsibility to tackle climate change and an economic responsibility to prepare Scotland for the new, low carbon world. We will seize the economic opportunities of tackling climate change, helping existing industries adapt to the future and using developments in data and digital technology to make our economy more competitive, productive, innovative, fair and profitable. As a key step in getting Scotland ready for our low carbon future, this Programme for Government sets out a bold new plan to electrify our roads network.
A future-proofed, high-tech, low carbon economy
The world economy is changing at a dramatic pace. The successful economies of the future will be resource efficient and low carbon, and they will harness the power of technology. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to grasp Scotland’s competitive advantage in these technologies – as an inventor and producer, not just a consumer. Scotland can, once again, help shape the new world now being built.
A NATION WITH AMBITION, THE GOVERNMENT’S PROGRAMME FOR SCOTLAND 2017-18, September 2017