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Session 3 14h00 Ian Blackford MP, Westminster Leader 14h15 Resolutions 15h15 Close

7. WALKING THE WALK ON CLIMATE CHANGE Conference believes that the report of the Climate Assembly paints a vision of the Scotland many of us wish to live in, and plots a credible course to transforming our economy and realising our ambition of a fairer, freer nation where nobody must endure poverty and deprivation, and we have not only stopped damaging our ecosystem but are actively beginning to heal it and are thriving economically as a result. Conferences notes that in the year Scotland hosts COP26, we have an opportunity - while the spotlight is on us - to set a standard that others will aspire to emulate and believes we must take concrete actions now if we are to stand a chance of limiting climate change. Conference therefore enthusiastically supports the recommendations of the report and adopts a good faith effort to implement them as party policy, recognising that we can still make progress under the limited powers of devolution with innovation and determination, but that Scotland needs the full powers of independence to make the required transformational changes. WEST FIFE AND COASTAL VILLAGES BRANCH, ANGUS NORTH AND MEARNS BRANCH

8. A NATIONAL TRANSPORT COMPANY Conference is alert to the fact that transport emits more carbon than any other sector (37 percent of all Scotland’s CO2) so decarbonisation is an urgent priority. Conference recognises that competing technologies for transport are developing but that it is almost certain that a high proportion of road and marine vehicles will be battery-electric or use hydrogen fuel cells, powered by renewable electricity and low-carbon hydrogen. Conference therefore recommends that to deliver on the Scottish Government’s transport pledges, a National Transport Company should be established. Its priority must be to ensure that a robust charging and hydrogen-refuelling infrastructure is in place for all types of the vehicles of the future. The timescale set out by the Scottish Government dictates that this work needs to be completed quickly and so must be paid for by the public purse to ensure a core service is in place nationally.

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