Nicola Sturgeon has set out the SNP’s strategy for action to tackle climate change.

Key pledges from an SNP Government to meet these targets include a reduction in car use of 20% by 2030.

A £500m investment to improve bus infrastructure and tackle congestion, a £120m investment in Zero Emission Buses, and work to decarbonise our railways by 2035.

It also includes ensuring all new homes delivered by registered social landlords and councils will be zero emission homes by 2026.

Nicola Sturgeon said: “In the midst of all the upheaval in our lives over the last year, the climate emergency hasn’t gone away - if anything, the need to take action becomes more pressing with every day that passes.”

The Scottish Conservatives have said backing business and creating more green jobs is the only way to meet the climate change target of net zero by 2045.

The party would introduce a Help to Renovate scheme, ensuring that home and business owners are not left with the costs of making their property energy efficient.

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said: “Tackling climate change depends on a growing economy that can innovate and invest in efficiency and green technology.

“Reaching climate change targets will only happen by backing business and creating more green jobs.”

Meanwhile Labour, who launched their Green policies earlier this week focussed on revitalising high streets.

Anas Sarwar, Scottish Labour leader said the party would give every adult a £75 pre-paid car to spend in non-food stores this summer and a “Great Scottish Staycation offer” of a third night accommodations free.

He said: “This is a chance to reward Scottish families for their sacrifices in the last year and help keep fellow Scots in work to support our national recovery.”

The scheme would be time-limited, starting in June ,or whenever it is safe to reopen retail, and lasting for six months, and could not be used for online purchases.

Scottish Greens want to allow councils to take over the running of bus services

Thay also want to give councils the powers to bring vacant properties back into use .

Patrick Harvie, Scottish Greens co-leader, said: “Local authorities should be supported to set up local bus companies and tackle local energy needs. They need more powers to bring empty properties into use, and make sure developments are on vacant or derelict brownfield sites rather than on green belts.

The parties have all now suspended campaigning following the death of Prince Philip.