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.

Food and the Environment: How what we eat impacts the planet

Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) and RSPB Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Food Coalition, are hosting a talk and open discussion on Food and the Environment: How what we eat impacts the planet.

We are delighted to be able to welcome Professor Tim Benton to give a talk on the impacts of our food system on the environment.

Register here to book your place.

'Not in our backyard – Not in their market garden'

Co-hosted by Stirling Methodist Church and Friends of the Earth Stirling. The main speaker will be Dr. Julia Edwards, a church mission partner of the Methodist Church. She is working with the Pacific Council of Churches as a climate researcher. This is very much a hands on job as much of her work involves working with communities affected by adverse weather events. This includes working with communities in the planning for and assisting with the relocation of whole villages from coastal areas.

Scots 'Show the Love' for the Life that Climate Change Threatens

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) is asking people to stand up for the special places they want to protect from global warming, as part of the ‘Show the Love’ campaign which kicks off today (7 February).


In the week leading up to Valentine’s Day (7 – 14 February) members of the public will be making, wearing and sharing green hearts to show climate change is an issue they care about.

Scotland's Climate Change Plan - sets out a welcome vision of low-carbon society, but more work needed to achieve it

In response to the draft Climate Change Plan released today Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said;

This new plan paints an attractive vision of the kind of low-carbon society we will be living in in 15 years’ time – a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous Scotland.  However, we have serious concerns about the plan’s lack of new actions to deliver this vision.


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