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Call for institution to monitor climate policy

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A new body would measure progress on combating climate-related events such as flooding

An Office of Climate Responsibility should be established to monitor progress on meeting climate changes, says a Scottish think tank.

It would be set up jointly by the UK and devolved governments to test every action by ministers, the private sector and civil society.

The proposal emerges in a report by Our Scottish Future (OSF) written by sustainability expert Dr Peter Wood.

Entitled A Net Negative Nation – hitting Scotland’s climate targets, it suggests the OCR emulates the work of the Office for Budget Responsibility.

It would provide rapid reaction in each parliament of the UK on whether ministers were living up to green pledges. 

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