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Contact your MSP about Scotland's climate change plan

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?    MSPs will have the opportunity to analyse the plan, take on views from the public and experts and make changes. All MSPs in Parliament will have a debate on the plan before it can be passed into law. 

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: 
Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform committee
Economy committee
Local Government and Communities committee
Rural Economy and Connectivity committee

You can read the full plan on the Scottish Government website here.