Have your say on how Scotland tackles climate change
Scotland's draft Climate Change Plan was published in January - setting out how we're going to meet our climate change targets in the coming years. The plan has ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 66% (from 1990 levels) by 2032, however it's currently short on the detail and actions to get us there. We can all have our say on the plan, and help to shape it for the better.
With the threat from climate change increasing and already affecting the lives of people around the world, it’s time to shift up a gear. We have the chance to strengthen this plan, if we all step up and let our MSPs know that we want them to act on climate change.
It's important that MSPs know climate change is an issue people in Scotland care about.
Will you write to, or visit, your MSP and ask them to support a stronger climate plan?
There is a small group of MSPs who have a special role in finalising Scotland's Climate Change Plan - these are the MSPs that sit on the four Parliament committees chosen to review certain aspects of the draft plan and make recommedations for improving it. Almost everyone in Scotland is represented by at least one MSP in this group, you can find yours here.
What happens now? This is a draft plan. MSPs have until the beginning of March in which to analyse the plan, take on views from the public and experts, and write a report on their recommendations for the final plan. All MSPs in Parliament will have a debate on the plan in mid March.
What can you do? The best thing you can do is meet your MSP and tell them you'd like them to support more concrete action in the plan. If you can't meet them, the next best thing is to write them a letter or email.
Read Stop Climate Chaos Scotland detailed evidence submitted to the following committees: