Thousands urge Scottish Government to raise their ambition on climate change

Over 8,000 people have written the Scottish Government urging them to rethink their climate plans. Individuals have responded to a public consultation by urging the Government to show more ambition when setting their long-range emissions reduction targets. A coalition of environmental, development and faith groups are urging the public to give their verdict on the proposed Climate Bill before the consultation closes in just under one month’s time.

Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, commented:

SCCS calls for ambition in new Climate Change Bill - letter to First Minister

SCCS has written to the First Minister to call for urgent action in the forthcoming Climate Change Bill. 

SCCS chair Tom Ballantine has written to Nicola Sturgeon praising the Scottish Government’s “commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement” through the upcoming Climate Change Bill, said current Government plans fell well short of the level needed if Scotland is to be at the forefront of delivering the international agreement signed by 197 countries 18 months ago.

Scotland needs to build on climate success

Last week brought the good news that Scotland had met its latest climate target, with emissions of greenhouse gases down 3% from the year before.  This is great progress and shows that we are firmly on track to meet our 2020 climate target of reducing emissions by 42% from 1990 levels.

This target and the target of 80% emissions reduction by 2050, were agreed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament as the right figures to ensure Scotland made a proper contribution to the fight to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees centigrade.

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Whether you're completely new to campaigning or a seasoned pro, this is a great chance to find out more about what's happening in Scotland, learn some new skills and meet like-minded people.

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Scotland's new Climate Bill an Opportunity for Global Action

Responding to announcement in Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday 13 June) by Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham to reduce climate emissions by 90% by 2050 in the new Climate Change Bill [1], Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) said:

A new Climate Change Bill is an opportunity for Scotland to put itself at the forefront of global action on climate change and reap the economic and social benefits of the clean energy revolution.


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