Coalition launches campaign to keep Scotland as a world leader in tackling climate change
By making their voice heard, the people of Scotland can demand a world-leading Climate Change Bill from politicians, says a leading coalition today (5th July).
Between July and September 2017, 19,000 people from across Scotland contacted the Scottish Government, calling for a strong, ambitious new Climate Change Bill.
Although the consultation process has come to an end, there is a long way to go before the Climate Change Bill comes before Parliament (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
Responding to the news the Scottish Government has missed the fourth annual climate target  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.
The Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2018-19 promises to double funding for cycling and walking. This policy has been many years in the making. Alex Quayle, Sustrans Scotland Senior Policy Officer, reflects on the journey that got us here.
Amazing new personalities, talents, attitudes and ambitions are born every day and in celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, this event focuses on the planet passed on.
WWF's Earth Hour shows us how each of us can be heroes for our planet, our home. Our actions today can change our tomorrow - together, let's #ChangeClimateChange
More information at www.earthhour.org
The Scottish Government has today published its analysis of over 19,000 responses received to its consultation on the new Scottish Climate Change Bill.
Gail Wilson, Campaigns Manager of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), said:
“Over 19,000 people, as well as hundreds of companies, local authorities and civil society organisations have responded to this consultation. It shows, yet again, that the range and depth of concern about the impact of climate change is far-reaching and diverse.
Young Friends of the Earth Scotland is kick-starting the new year with a forward looking event identifying the changes we want to make happen in 2018.
We will be screening the award winning film "Tomorrow" which looks at positive and creative solutions to issues around energy, food, economics, transport and education.
We will be then discussing our goals for the coming year and identifying some key targets and practical steps that could be taken to achieve them.
Open to all!
Join the fight to free Scotland from its harmful investments and relationships with fossil fuel companies.
This FREE training day is your opportunity to learn how to lobby your MP, MSP, Councillor or university on climate change and divestment. We'll be learning and putting into practice the best techniques, tricks and strategies to convince your top targets to get behind a clean energy future and divest funds from fossil fuels.
A free meal made with fully found and foraged foods. Everyone welcome. Music/ entertainment afterwards.
Glasgow Autonomous Space has a no alcohol policy. Please get in touch for accessibility information and any questions.
This event is organised by Young Friends of the Earth Scotland, Strath Foodsharing and The Free Vegan Cookout.