Scotland

Act for Our Future

Between July and September 2017, 19,000 people from across Scotland contacted the Scottish Government, calling for a strong, ambitious new Climate Change Bill. In the photo above, children from Sciennes Primary School in Edinburgh joined us and campaign group, 38 Degrees, to hand in those 19,000 Climate Bill consultation repsonses to Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change, Roseanna Cunnigham MSP.

Although the consultation process has come to an end, there is a long way to go before the Climate Change Bill is voted on by the Scottish Parliament (probably towards the end of 2018). We've put together a resources hub with lots of information on how to take action, including all of our policy briefings, guidance on contacting your MSP and a timeline for the Bill becoming law. Visit now

You can also join our mailing list to stay informed about ways to join the Act for Our Future campaign. 

SCCS is calling for the Government to:

  • Set a target of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest, and a reduction of 77% by 2030
  • Ensure that future finance budgets are consistent with our climate targets
  • Commit to actions that cut emissions and deliver and cleaner, healthier, more prosperous Scotland:
    - greener farming: set a nitrogen budget for Scotland by 2020
    - energy efficient homes: ensure that all homes have at least Energy Performance Rating C by 2025
    - cleaner transport: phase out the sale of new fossil fuel cars by 2030.

SCCS and the Climate Coalition have created a resources hub to help you take action on the Climate Change Bill: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/scotland-act 

Scotland Misses Fourth Climate Target

Responding to the news the Scottish Government has missed the fourth annual climate target [1] Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) said:
 
"Today's figures are disappointing but show that the target was within reach.  To ensure Scotland meets all of its targets going forward the Scottish Government needs to announce significant new policies.  Greater action on climate change will let us build a healthier, fairer society and a stronger economy.
 

100 international voices call for Scotland to lead on climate change

 
People from around the world are urging Scotland to remain a global climate leader as the Government finalises their new Climate Change Bill. 100 individuals, including many directly impacted by climate change and those working to help tackle climate change, have taken photos with signs urging Scotland to “Give it 100%” in our efforts to cut emissions. Contributions include impassioned pleas from farmers in Africa, vulnerable communities in Asia, indigenous Arctic groups and Pacific Islanders.
 

Scotland's Path to Climate Justice

 

This one day conference will focus on the issue of climate justice, providing an additional perspective to the one embedded in the Climate Change Bill that is currently going through Parliament. The day will be split into four sessions:

Session I: How deep is the climate change crisis?

Session II: Panel - Perspectives on Climate Change. The focus will be on the intersection between climate justice and age, gender, ethnicity and race.

Networking Lunch

Climate Change & Consciousness: Our Legacy for the Earth

 

This international conference will run from April 20th - 26th 2019. 

Climate Change & Consciousness: Our Legacy for the Earth, will be a collaborative and participatory investigation into how we can steward a sustainable future on what has already become a radically changed planet Earth. We have travelled to this ‘new’ planet on a burst of carbon dioxide. A new planet requires new ways of living.

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