First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made a string of key environmental policy announcements in her speech to Holyrood confirming the SNP coalition with the Scottish Greens.
Ms Sturgeon said: “We will dedicate at least 10% of the Scottish government’s overall travel budget to active travel – cycling, walking and wheeling.
“We will significantly increase investment in public transport.
“We will work to cut the emissions from it, and make it more accessible – with a commitment to free bus travel for young people, for example – and we will bring ScotRail into public ownership.
“All of these measures will help us reduce car kilometres by 20 percent by 2030.
“We will also support the essential transformation in how we heat our homes and buildings.
“This term of Parliament will see investment of at least £1.8 billion in energy efficiency and renewable heating.”
Ms Sturgeon also vowed to do more to protect the natural environment including designating a new national park, planting more trees, and protecting the ocean.