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At the UN climate conference Paris, from 30th November to 11th December 2015 a new global deal on climate change was agreed.  

SCCS was represented at the Paris climate talks as observers, and blogged each day in The National newspaper.  Links to these blogs are also available via this web page.

Our press statement on the outcome of the Paris climate talks: SCCS issues rallying call to concerned citizens after Paris climate talks end, Saturday 12th December

Read our pre-Paris briefing (pdf format).

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world marched just before the Paris climate talks begand.  Thousands of people took to the streets of Edinburgh to make their voices heard.  Find out more about Scotland's Climate March.

Our blog from Paris

Targets on climate change need to be matched by policy, Tuesday 15th December, Gail Wilson (external link)

Transition to a fully renewable future is unstoppable, Monday 14th December, Lang Banks (external link)

People Power in Paris: we are making another world possible, Saturday 12th December, Mary Church

Meeting people who are embracing alternatives to fossil fuels gives me hope, Saturday 12th December, Amanda Grimm (external link)

Paris is one step on the journey to climate justice, Friday 11th December, Jo O'Neill (external link)

Few people think what is being done here is world-saving, Thursday 10th December, Richard Dixon (external link)

It's the deeds, not the words, that will ultimately count, Wednesday 9th December, Tom Ballantine (external link)

Those who pay the real price are the world's poorest, Tuesday 8th December, Jo O'Neill (external link)

Very little progress made as smaller nations locked out of important meetings, Monday 7th December, Mary Church (external link)

It's time to engage young people in the decision-making process, Saturday 5th December, Elizabeth Dirth (external link)

Our nation has a key role in tackling climate change, Friday 4th December, Felicity Monk (external link)

Stakes are high and time is running out, Thursday 3rd December: Richard Dixon (external link)

Needs of vulnerable must be central to negotiations, Wednesday 2nd December: Lang Banks (external link)

Scapegoats for failure already identified, Tuesday 1st December: Mary Church (external link)

The time for governments to listen to us has arrived, Monday 30th November: Felicity Monk (external link)

We've started to bend curve on global temperatures, Saturday 28th November: Lang Banks (external link)

To keep up with the latest news from the global climate negotiations, follow us on Twitter @sccscot.

Taking the Scottish climate example to other countries
SCCS has done a great deal of work to encourage other developed countries to commit to ambitious climate change legislation as Scotland has done with its world-leading Scottish Climate Change Act.
Our new short film, Scotland's Climate Action Story, aims to inform decision makers in other countries to try to inspire similarly ambitious climate commitments elsewhere.  View the film via the link below and link to our web page about the short film to access the film in other languages and related briefings.

In previous years, we have done other work to show how Scottish civil society came together to push for our ambitious climate legislation.  Find out more about this in this short video about the example set by the Scottish Climate Change Act and how Stop Climate Chaos Scotland worked together to influence it: SCCS Climate Act film.

Find out more about our international work at previous UN conferences via the links below:

UN Climate Summit, New York, USA, September 2014

UN conference in Lima, Peru 2014 (COP20)

Our press release: UN climate talks end in disappointment, 14th December 2014

Blog 5 from Lima climate conference, 10th December 2014

Blog 4 from Lima climate conference, 9th December 2014

Blog 3 from Lima climate conference, 8th December 2014

Our opinion piece in Scotland on Sunday, 7th December 2014

Blog 2 from Lima climate conference, 4th December 2014

SCCS first blog from the UN climate conference in Lima

UN conference in Warsaw, Poland 2013 (COP19):

UN conference in Doha, Qatar 2012 (COP18):

UN conference in Durban, South Africa 2011 (COP17):

UN conference in Cancun, Mexico 2010 (COP16):

UN conference in Copenhagen, Denmark 2009 (COP15):


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