Scotland

Campaigners pleased by FM's climate justice pledge

At the UN climate talks in Paris, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce today (Mon 7 Dec) that the Scottish Government is to invest £12 million over four years in its Climate Justice Fund.
 
Reacting to the news, Tom Ballantine of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
 
"Tackling climate change is an issue of justice. Like other wealthy nations, Scotland benefited greatly from the era of fossil fuels, and it means we owe a climate debt to the world's poorest people, who are the most affected by climate change.

Guest blog from Paris climate talks: Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

 
This summer, the Scottish Government became one of the first governments anywhere in the world to announce we would sign up to the sustainable development goals. As part of that, we promised to take urgent action to tackle climate change, and to help developing countries to grow in a fair and sustainable manner.
 
I want to set out some of the ways in which the Scottish government is doing that – how we are promoting rights and justice in relation to climate change.
 
And I want to begin by explaining why we are doing it.

Climate campaigners welcome First Minister's Paris visit

Scotland's biggest campaign coalition has welcomed news that First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to attend crucial United Nations climate talks in Paris.
 
Tom Ballantine of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said: "Scotland has a good story to tell on climate commitments, with world-leading targets on carbon reduction agreed unanimously by all parties in the Scottish Parliament.
 

Movie Screening: This Changes Everything

Join Friends of the Earth Scotland for a screening of THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
 
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there.
 

Thousands set to show their colours for climate, justice and jobs

Thousands of people from across Scotland will brighten the streets of Edinburgh today (Saturday 28 November), demanding that the Scottish and UK Governments push for real action to prevent dangerous climate change. 
 
Scotland's Climate March has been organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland - the country's biggest-ever campaign coalition - and is part of a global campaign for action in advance of crucial United Nations climate talks in Paris. 
 

Inverness Climate March

What will happen at the event?
Please bring banners and placards and warm clothes and email me if you can help with organising this. Please wear green ribbons
 
The Green Ribbon for Climate StoryThe Green Ribbon stands for:
  • Caring and concern about the planet’s climate crisis.
  • Intention to work for climate solutions.
  • Support for strong climate action and climate justice now.
 

Scots groups join forces to march for climate, justice and jobs

Representatives of Scotland’s Nepalese community, business sector and students came together today to highlight the different reasons they will be joining Scotland’s Climate March in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th November.  
 
Thousands of people are expected to march through the streets of the capital ahead of crucial United Nations climate negotiations in Paris that begin on 30th November.  The Edinburgh march is part of a weekend of global action by hundreds of thousands of people in cities around the world.  

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