Speaking on the outcome of the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Mike Robinson, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
8000 people joined The Wave, Scotland’s biggest ever demonstration to demand action on climate change
The people of Scotland sent a strong message to world leaders today ahead of vital climate change talks in Copenhagen next week.
The Scottish Parliament today led the world by passing the strongest climate change legislation of any industrialised nation.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland lobbying at Holyrood - image Maverick Photo Agency
MSPs voted in favour of legislation that commits Scotland to:
Over 500 people gathered on Wednesday 22 April outside the Scottish Parliament to demand that MSPs deliver a strong Climate Change Bill.
The rally was organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland to show the strength and breadth of public support for these three key asks for the Bill:
Key members from across the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition will today (Tuesday 3 February) present their evidence on the Scottish Climate Change Bill to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee (TICC).
2009 is a critical year for action on climate change with global deal negotiations in Copenhagen in December.
The Scottish Climate Change Bill has the potential to be the most important piece of legislation for a generation. However if it is to become world leading and set Scotland on the path of a green economic revival it needs to be sharpened.