Climate campaigners reinforce call to scrap plans to cut Air Passenger Duty

29 July 2016

Responding to the publication of responses to the Scottish Government consultation to replace Air Passenger Duty (APD) [1]  Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:

“This should be the final nail in the coffin for the Scottish Government’s proposals to cut Air Passenger Duty. With a majority of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament already against the policy, now the public consultation shows a majority against the policy too.  

Climate results welcome but more action needed

Commenting on the 2014 climate figures announced today and the news that Scotland has hit its 2020 target of reducing climate change emissions by 42%, compared to 1990 levels, six years early [1], Jim Densham said on behalf of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland:
"It's great news that Scotland has hit our internationally symbolic 42 per cent emissions reduction target six years early. This shows it's possible to cut emissions while building a progressive and productive society. 

‘Climate, state of emergency’ photo exhibition launch

Including talk and film screening
Join us for a special evening about climate change.
We will try to understand more about one of the biggest challenge facing the world today and which affects everyone of us and also how each of us can contribute to saving our planet, through daily actions which can be small.
6.30-7pm: Opening and presentation of the exhibition "Climate, state of emergency"
7-7.30pm: Documentary Screening of ‘Climate Voices, 7 billion others’

Scottish Youth Summer Camp for Climate Justice and a Fossil Free Europe

From 18th-24th July, Friends of the Earth Scotland, together with Glasgow University Climate Action and Young Friends of the Earth Europe will be organising a climate and social activism youth camp. It will bring together 60 people from different corners of Europe, as well as 20 young people from Scotland, for a week of learning, sharing skills and networking.

World leaders sign up to climate deal

Over 150 nations are today expected to formally sign the Paris climate deal that was agreed in December 2015. World leaders and state representatives will attend the official ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York that will take place on Earth Day.
Today’s ceremony is an historic moment with a record number of national governments signing an international agreement on climate change. It will then need to be ratified into law in national parliaments around the world.


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