Stop Climate Chaos

Topic “Global Deal”

Act fair and fast

Deliver a fair global deal that keeps global warming under 2 degrees C.

The UK is historically one of the countries most responsible for climate change. Even today Japan, Europe and the US pump out over 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions. It is only fair that rich countries like the UK must act first and fastest to cut their emissions.

Scotland urged to show leadership at Doha

Friday 30th November 2012

As he prepares to join the UK delegation at the COP18 climate talks in Doha next week, Scottish Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP is being urged to reaffirm Scotland's commitment to demonstrating how developed countries can tackle climate change.

Durban: disappointment as climate talks end

Sunday 11th December 2011

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland today expressed disappointment at the desperate lack of ambition contained within the UN climate agreement in Durban.

Despite the growing warning from scientists, the reality is that this will be woefully insufficient to avoid global temperatures rising by more than 2 degrees, as was committed to at the talks last year in Cancun.

Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:

"It is really disappointing to see such a desperate lack of ambition resulting from the Durban talks. What we are left with falls short of what scientists say will be needed to avoid runaway climate change.

Climate change talks in Durban

November 2011

The UN climate change talks will take place in Durban, South Africa from 28th November to 9th December 2011.
UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne MP, at the UN talks in 2010

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland will be represented at the conference to try to promote the example set by the Scottish Climate Change Act, which remains the strongest climate change legislation in the world.

Time is running out for an ambitious global deal on climate change to be agreed, as the only agreement we currently have – the Kyoto Protocol – is due to end next year. We urgently need a follow-on agreement if we are to keep emissions under control and avoid the catastrophic effects of runaway global warming.

Minister packs Scotland's 'Suitcase of Hope' ahead of Durban climate talks

Thursday 24th November 2011

As he prepares to pack his suitcase and join the UK delegation at the COP17 climate talks in Durban, Stewart Stevenson MSP, today received a few extra items to take with him to South Africa.

Check out the African Climate Connection!

African Climate Connection

26 November - 3 December

In the run up and during the first week of the UN Climate talks in Durban, South Africa, grassroots groups connected with each other and with the climate talks at African-themed events around the UK.

Speak Out for Climate Justice

Bearing Witness event, 1st October

Thanks to all those who came to Manchester on Saturday 1st October - the hottest October day on record - to speak out for climate justice ahead of the Conservative Party Conference.

The Scottish Climate Change Act and how SCCS helped influence it

The Scottish Climate Change Act was passed in 2009 and remains the strongest climate change legislation anywhere in the world.

Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions are a small percentage of global emissions, so we cannot tackle this problem alone. In order to encourage other rich countries to commit to similarly ambitious climate laws, we have produced a short film about the Scottish Act which explains our role in influencing it.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is the largest and most powerful civil society coalition in Scotland, made up of organisations ranging from community and faith groups, environment and development organisations and students and trade unions. Part of our success has come from working together across such a diverse range of organisations under the common goal: to stop climate chaos.

We are keen to encourage and support other civil society groups in other countries to work together to create momentum for urgent action on climate change. Please feel free to get in touch with us for more information at info[at]

Watch our short video to find out more: SCCS Climate Change Act film

The African Climate Connection is coming…

Canterbury Big Climate Reconnection Bike ride

26 November - 3 December

During the first week of the UN Climate talks in Durban, South Africa at the end of November, grassroots groups will connect with each other and with the climate talks at African-themed events around the UK.

This will be a great chance to build local connections and show MPs the strength of local concern about climate change.

Cancun climate talks: A small step forward

Dai the SCC Cymru dragon on his way to Cancun

The UN Climate Talks in Cancun are now over and finally we have some good news. Of course your interpretation of good news depends on where you’re coming from, and coming from last year’s failed negotiations in Copenhagen, any step forward is a relief.

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