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Everything you wanted to know about the referendum but were afraid to ask!

18th September is the day when you’ll face the biggest political decision of your lifetime.
 
Are you prepared for the referendum?
 
If not, don’t worry academics from the Future of the UK and Scotland programme are here to help.
 
They can’t promise to answer all your questions, but they’ll give it a good try.
 
This free event will have a third sector focus, but is open to all.
 

Job opportunity: SCCS Campaign Officer

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Campaign Officer 
3 days a week for 14 months, Oct 2014 – Dec 2015
£22,000 - £24,000 pro rata, dependent on experience
Based in Edinburgh
 
An exciting opportunity for an experienced campaigner to work with Scotland’s largest civil society coalition.  The Campaign Officer will help to deliver a range of campaigns activities over the next year, a crucial time for climate action nationally and globally.
 

Reducing fertiliser use can cut Scotland's climate emissions

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland has today welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that it will include fertiliser planning within the Common Agriculture Policy’s (CAP) Greening rules in order to tackle climate change [1]. 
 
Agriculture and related land use is responsible for a huge 21% of Scotland’s total greenhouse gas emissions.  This is in large part due to fertiliser spreading [2]. 
 

Scottish climate change efforts step up a gear

Announcements made today demonstrate that the Scottish Government is serious about getting Scotland back on track to fulfil the promises set out in the Climate Change Act. [1]
 
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) made the comment on the day the latest climate emissions figures were released which showed for a third successive year the Scottish Government has failed to meet the targets set out in the Act.
 
Gina Hanrahan, spokesperson for Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
 

New climate package looks promising

**Interim comment – full response after Ministeral statement at 14.30**
 
Commenting on today’s announcement from the Scottish Government on the latest climate emission figures, Gina Hanrahan from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said [1]:
 
“It’s been a difficult start to the implementation of the Climate Change Act, but the Scottish Government’s package of new measures across different sectors such as energy efficiency, low carbon travel and district heating looks promising.
 

SCCS welcomes additional funding for cycling

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland welcomes the announcement, from Transport Minister, Keith Brown MSP, of additional funding for cycling.
 
Cycling and walking provide an opportunity for people to travel in a greener way, but can also improve their health and wellbeing.
 
The Transport Scotland press release, with more information about the funding, is available here: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/node/14129
 
 

UN report presents new climate challenge to Scotland

Scotland's biggest civil society coalition says a new hard-hitting UN report shows that the country needs to take further action to fulfil the promise of its Climate Change Act. 
 
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland was reacting to a report published yesterday (Sunday 13 March) by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
 

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