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Poll: Scots not confident UK can hit net-zero climate target

Posted On: 24 Oct 2021   |   Posted By: Politico

EDINBURGH - As Glasgow prepares for the U.N.'s landmark climate summit to come to town, the troubled relationship between the Scottish and U.K. governments is set to take some of the spotlight on the world stage.
Though COP26 is officially being hosted by Boris Johnson's U.K. government, its base in Scotland's largest city means the pro-independence SNP and their leader Nicola Sturgeon are bound to feature prominently.
Sturgeon's SNP-led Scottish government has tried to present itself as more ambitious on climate change compared to the Westminster government - setting a target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2045, rather than the U.K.'s target of 2050. The SNP also recently agreed a power-sharing deal with the Scottish Green Party that marked the first time a Green party has entered government in the U.K.
According to polling conducted for POLITICO in Scotland by Redfield and Wilton Strategies, the SNP strategy has had some success getting across their green message.
Of the 68 percent of respondents who...

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