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UN climate talks end in 'disappointment'

Disappointment is expressed at the lack of ambition and commitment in United Nations climate talks outcome.  Increased public pressure is required to maintain and build upon domestic emission reductions and to push Governments to secure an appropriate deal in Paris next year.

Commenting on the conclusion of the UN climate talks in Lima, Sara Cowan on behalf of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland:

Final blog from UN talks in Lima

 
So, the talks are over, as is my time in Lima. It’s just a pity that I am unable to report a more positive outcome.
 
As is the norm at UN climate negotiations, the talks ran way over time - by a whole day and a half in the end. Many of the exhausted delegates and observers had begun to nod off as the gavel finally fell, just after one in the morning on Sunday.
 
The governments who gathered in Lima will want to say they had a success here, but the only real success is that they managed to settle on a deal at all.

Spokes autumn public meeting

Cycling Development in the Lothians
The Spokes Autumn public meeting will feature senior councillors from East, Mid and West Lothian, plus Edinburgh City.
 
Spokes is often asked to give more coverage to cycling developments in the Lothians  - and links between Edinburgh and the Lothians.   Our autumn public meeting will therefore be on this topic.
 
Speakers:
East Lothian – Cllr Michael Veitch [Con] Depute Council Leader

UN Climate Summit in New York

Tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd September, world leaders will meet in New York to discuss the crucial issue of climate change.
 
Over the weekend, a large demonstration of over 2,000 people gathered in Edinburgh to call for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This coincided with demonstrations across the world, including a march of 400,000 in New York City itself.
 

Scotland's Climate Action Story

If the video is not displaying correctly below, please view it on YouTube.

 

The original film is also available with French or Spanish subtitles:

L'aventure climatique de l'Écosse, version française (sous-titres)

La Acción por el Clima en Escocia, versión española (subtítulos)

 

For more detail about Scotland's climate action, please read our accompanying briefing note (PDF format):

Scotland’s Climate Action Story briefing 

Scotland’s Climate Action Story briefing (French)

Scotland’s Climate Action Story briefing (Spanish)

 

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