Scottish Government risks undermining its own plans

The Scottish Government is being urged not to backtrack on Scotland’s world-leading climate change laws, and to seriously consider the wider implications as it allocates resources in this today’s draft Budget.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, a coalition of over 60 organisations in Scotland, is arguing that with previous spending commitments focusing heavily around road-building, motorised vehicles, and a second forth bridge crossing, greater financial priority should now be placed on measures to tackle climate change as a matter of urgency.

SCCS calls on Scots Tory MEP to support tougher EU climate change targets

Tomorrow, Tuesday 5th July, the European Parliament will vote on whether Europe should commit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020 (the current target is 20%).

Some rebel Conservative MEPs, including Scotland's only Conservative MEP, Struan Stevenson, may vote against the proposed increase to the EU target. Stop Climate Chaos Scotland calls on Struan Stevenson to back the tougher target.

Environment on the menu at climate cafes

Cake, a cuppa and climate change will all be on the menu this spring as a series of special events aims to give voters across Scotland the chance to quiz the candidates vying to be their next MSP.

Climate Cafes are being organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland across the country in the run up to the Scottish Election in May.

Voters will be able to meet their local candidates, ask them questions, raise concerns and encourage them to take action on important environmental issues, such as climate change, renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions, should they be elected.

SCCS 'disappointed' by Scottish Government’s lack of public engagement on climate change

A civil society group representing over two million Scots has responded with “disappointment” to today’s publication of the Scottish Government’s Public Engagement Strategy on the Climate Change Act.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) members lobbied for the inclusion of a strategy for public engagement, but the coalition argues that the paper is “neither very public nor very engaging”.

Mixed progress sets the stage for major progress in South Africa

As the UN climate conference in Cancun finishes, the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition urged Governments to build on the progress made and aim for a major global deal at next year’s summit in Durban, South Africa.

Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said: “Some good progress has been made on a Green Climate Fund, protecting forests and reporting systems, but there has been little movement on critical issues like setting targets under the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol.

SCCS comment on revised annual targets for Scotland

The Scottish Government has today provided revised proposals for annual targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland between now and 2022.

Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:

“Stop Climate Chaos is pleased that the short life working group has now concluded its discussions on Scotland’s annual targets. We look forward to seeing a credible, ambitious and transparent plan from Government on how these targets will be met in the forthcoming Report on Policies and Proposals.”


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