SNP agree shared programme with Scottish Greens

16 August 2021

'. . to build a greener, fairer, independent Scotland'.

The Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group have agreed to work together over the next five years to build a green economic recovery from COVID, respond to the climate emergency and create a fairer country.

A shared draft policy programme - the Bute House Agreement - has been agreed.  It focuses on areas of mutual interest to improve the way Scotland is governed and create a stable platform to meet the challenges Scotland faces.  It details collaboration on the climate emergency, economic recovery, child poverty, the natural environment, energy and the constitution.

SG report and leaders' comments
co-operation agreement - PDF 10 pp
policy programme - PDF 51 pp

The Scottish Greens’ co-leaders, Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater, are to become ministers in the Holyrood government – the first time representatives of the party have been appointed to government in the UK.

Harvie will be the minister for zero-carbon buildings, active travel and tenants’ rights, while Slater will take on the role of minister for green skills, circular economy and biodiversity.

Scottish Government report      30 August 2021
The Guardian     30 August 2021


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