Stop Climate Chaos

SCCS call for the end to weak targets

The Scottish Government has "run out of excuses" and must take immediate steps to amend the "weak" interim targets currently contained within its climate change bill, due to be voted on by MSPs for the final time next week, said Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) today (Wednesday 17 June).

The coalition made the call following the publication today of the Scottish Government's Climate Delivery Plan [1], which shows that in spite of Government reluctance Scotland could meet the tougher pollution reductions that science say will be needed to avoid the worst ravages of climate chaos.

Will Ed make Britain a global leader on climate change?

ED Miliband today announced the details of his new coal consultation. While recognising the need to reduce emissions from coal-fired power stations, as promised, it places equal emphasis on maintaining a "diverse, secure energy mix".

In April the Energy and Climate Change Secretary initiated a significant U-turn in government policy when he told Parliament that "the era of new unabated coal is over." Compared with the "business as usual" approach of predecessors like John Hutton, this is a big step forward.

Take Part in the Climate Emergency Parliament

In the build up to the Climate Change talks in Copenhagen, Campaign against Climate Change is holding a Climate Emergency Parliament, using the proposals in their online parliament.

On Wednesday 15th Julyat 6pm, Parliament Square will be filling Parliament Square discussing bills on:
1. 10% reductions in UK Greenhouse gases by the end of 2010
2. A million Green Jobs and emergency insulation program
3. Banning all domestic flights by the end of 2010
4. A 55 mph national speed limit

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