Stop Climate Chaos


Topic “Policy”

Stop Climate Chaos believes

Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity and the world’s ecosystems. We have fewer than 80 months to reverse the growth in global carbon emissions, otherwise global warming will almost certainly exceed the danger threshold of 2 degrees C.

Procurement Reform Bill consultation response

“Scotland has set world leading targets in our Climate Change legislation and we have the opportunity to show similar leadership in sustainable procurement.”
Scottish Government's Sustainable Procurement Action Plan, 2009

Introduction

This is the response to the Procurement Reform Bill Consultation from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is concerned that the initial intention behind this Bill, to achieve more sustainable procurement, has been lost. Indeed, this change of focus is reflected in the renaming of the proposed Bill from Sustainable Procurement Bill to Procurement Reform Bill.

In summer 2012, the latest figures confirmed that Scottish emissions had increased and, indeed, the first legally-binding target set under the Scottish Climate Change Act had been missed. The proposed Bill could provide an opportunity to deliver significant emissions reductions in Scotland, contributing towards emissions targets.

Government falls short of getting climate change promise back on track

Thursday 20th September 2012

The Scottish Government has failed to sufficiently use today’s draft Budget as an opportunity to turn things around and get Scotland back on track to meet future climate change targets, one of Scotland’s largest civil society coalitions has highlighted.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland policy documents

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) regularly produces briefings on relevant topics. These are published online in PDF format and can be accessed via this webpage.

Scottish Government fails first climate test

Serious concerns raised as emission target is missed

Tuesday 17th July 2012

The Scottish Government’s failure to meet the first target set by the Climate Change Act marks an extremely worrying start to the implementation of this legislation. Today’s announcement that Scotland emitted more greenhouse gases in 2010 than the previous year, means ambition has not been matched by action.

The figures for 2010 were released today and show that Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by nearly 2% from 2009.

SCCS response to inquiry into renewable energy targets

29th February 2012

The Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee is conducting an inquiry into the Scottish Government's renewable energy targets.

You can read the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland submission to the inquiry online here here.

SCCS briefing on climate justice

28th February 2012

The Scottish Parliament will debate the the issue of climate justice later this week (Thursday 1st March).

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland produced a parliamentary briefing about this in order to inform the debate. You can read the briefing online here.

Watchdog issues warning on Scottish climate change action

Tuesday 31st January 2012

  • Recent emission reductions due to recession, not government measures
  • Emissions now rising, new government measures needed

An independent UK watchdog has today increased the pressure on the Scottish Government to amend the budget to ensure Scotland meets the targets set out in the Scottish Climate Change Act. [1]

Calls for appropriate levels of funding to reduce emissions are ignored

Monday 23rd January 2012

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) has expressed major disappointment in the Scottish Government’s Budget Bill which has now been published.

The proposed Budget continues to ignore the need to fully fund the measures set out in the Government’s own plans to reduce Scotland’s emissions in line with the Scottish Climate Change Act. In particular, funding to improve and expand cycling and walking infrastructure is still set to be cut by a third while, at the same time, the roads budget will increase by 16%.

SCCS briefing on Parliamentary report on the Budget

20th December 2011

The Scottish Parliament will debate the Finance Committee's report on the draft Budget and Spending Review on Thursday 22nd December.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland produced a parliamentary briefing about this in order to inform the debate. You can read the briefing online here.

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