Stop Climate Chaos

Topic “Scotland”

Doha climate talks end: Scotland must show leadership

Press Release: Saturday 8 December 2012

A lack of collective leadership and ambition marked the end of UN climate change talks in Doha, said Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) today.

The coalition expressed frustration with world leaders for failing to take the steps needed to prevent dangerous climate change and provide hope for the millions of people around the world who suffer and will continue to suffer from climate-related impacts.

Responding to the conclusion of the talks in Doha, Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:

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.

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


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.

Get your Act together!

From Climate Act to Climate Action

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 'Get your Act together!' mass lobby and Twitter storm of the Parliament on Thursday 25th October.

Click on the photo below to link through to a short video of the event:

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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.

SCCS writes to First Minister about climate change concerns

Friday 20th July 2012

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland has today written to the First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP, to highlight concerns about Scotland’s action on climate change.

This follows the publication of data earlier this week that shows that the first legally-binding emissions reduction target set under the Scottish Climate Change Act has not been met. Indeed, the latest data shows that Scotland’s emissions increased rather than decreased.

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.

Scotland at a crossroads on climate action

World leading targets at risk without increased ambition

Monday 25th June 2012

On the third anniversary of the Scottish Climate Change Act today (Sun) Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) is warning Scotland's progress towards meeting our world leading climate targets is at a crucial crossroads. [1]

About Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) is a coalition of around 60 organisations in Scotland that are campaigning on climate change. Together we represent over two million people in Scotland.

We have close links with the Stop Climate Chaos coalition in London and work with them on cross-border issues whenever we can. But Scotland faces many challenges relating to climate change that are quite different from England and Wales.

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