Scottish Government's Climate Change Bill 'hugely disappointing'

Responding to the Scottish Government’s draft Climate Change Bill placed before the Scottish Parliament today Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
“It’s hugely disappointing that the Scottish Government has failed to live up to its own rhetoric on global climate change leadership, by failing to set a net zero emissions target in the Climate Change Bill published today.

Why Scotland Must Set a Target of Net Zero Emissions

‘Tackling climate change is an overwhelming moral obligation that we owe to this and future generations.’- the words of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her speech to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn last year.

As her government prepares to put a new Climate Change Bill before the Scottish Parliament this summer, I hope Nicola Sturgeon’s words will be the foundation for a forward thinking and ambitious bill to keep Scotland amongst the nations leading the fight against climate change – currently the biggest threat to humans and our planet.

100 international voices call for Scotland to lead on climate change

People from around the world are urging Scotland to remain a global climate leader as the Government finalises their new Climate Change Bill. 100 individuals, including many directly impacted by climate change and those working to help tackle climate change, have taken photos with signs urging Scotland to “Give it 100%” in our efforts to cut emissions. Contributions include impassioned pleas from farmers in Africa, vulnerable communities in Asia, indigenous Arctic groups and Pacific Islanders.

New Scottish Climate Bill Must Fix Climate Plan Which Fails to Deliver

Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham today laid out the new Climate Change Plan before the Scottish Parliament and faced questions from all political parties on its contents. The Plan details the Government's policies and proposals to enable Scotland to meet its climate emissions reduction targets in the period 2018-2032. 

The Plan was unveiled last Wednesday but the Cabinet Secretary’s scheduled statement to Parliament last Thursday was delayed by the extreme weather across Scotland.


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