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Take action on the new Scottish Climate Change Act

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Climate change is already affecting people and nature, here in Scotland and around the world.

We have the chance now to play our part in tackling this global challenge. Taking action to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland can also create new jobs, improve public health and reduce poverty, creating a better future for all of us.

The Scottish Government wants to know your views on a new Climate Change Act. Help make the Act as strong as it can be.

Ask the First Minister to use this opportunity to stand up to climate change, and create a better future for people and nature in Scotland and around the world:

  • 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.
 

Scotland needs to build on climate success

Last week brought the good news that Scotland had met its latest climate target, with emissions of greenhouse gases down 3% from the year before.  This is great progress and shows that we are firmly on track to meet our 2020 climate target of reducing emissions by 42% from 1990 levels.

This target and the target of 80% emissions reduction by 2050, were agreed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament as the right figures to ensure Scotland made a proper contribution to the fight to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees centigrade.

Friends of the Earth Scotland Summer Weekender

An inspiring and motivating weekend of talks, workshops, practical sessions and film screenings for everyone interested in campaigning.

Whether you're completely new to campaigning or a seasoned pro, this is a great chance to find out more about what's happening in Scotland, learn some new skills and meet like-minded people.

Learn more Scotland's new climate change bill, fracking, divestment and the move to clean energy.

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