Stop Climate Chaos


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.

SCCS briefing on the UN climate talks in Durban

22nd November 2011

The UN climate change talks will take place in Durban, South Africa from 29th November to 9th December 2011.

The Scottish Parliament will debate the issue of the Durban climate change negotiations on Thursday 24th November. Stop Climate Chaos Scotland produced a parliamentary briefing on the Durban talks in order to inform the Parliamentary debate. You can read the briefing online here.

SCCS briefing on the use of carbon credits

21st November 2011

Under the Scottish Climate Change Act, the Scottish Government must set a limit on the amount of overseas 'carbon credits' that can be used to meet our emissions reduction targets. The limit on the use of carbon credits during 2013-2017 is currently being considered by the Parliament.

The Scottish Government has proposed that it should have the opportunity to buy international carbon credits to meet Scotland's targets during that period. Stop Climate Chaos Scotland believes this is neither desirable nor necessary for a number of reasons.

Join the African Climate Connection in Wales!

African Climate Connection

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.

African Climate Connection: find an event near you!

People around the country are organising unique events for the African Climate Connection. Check out the list below to find one near you, or to get inspiration for your event!

Eastern Region

For more details contact east@stopclimatechaos.org, or check back here for updates as we get them.

  • Tues 29th Nov, St Albans: Time and venue tbc. A roundtable discussion on the climate talks in Durban.

What do you want to change?

NUS - I am the change campaign

The National Union of Students (NUS) have launched a new project called I Am The Change to encourage and support you to campaign for positive change at your college or university.

This change could be on anything you want, whether it be educational, community based, environmental, personal development, health and wellbeing, careers and politics.

SCCS evidence on draft budget and spending review to Parliamentary Committees

19th October 2011

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland has already expressed disappointment at the failure to adequately tackle climate change in the draft budget and spending review.

The Scottish Parliament is currently scrutinising the Draft Budget for 2012-13 and Spending Review, which sets out the Government's priorities for the next three years. You can read our written evidence to the relevant Parliamentary committees in PDF format via the link below:

Send a special email to your MSP

October 2011

If one of your MSPs is listed below, you have an important role to play in helping Scotland move towards a low carbon future.

The Scottish Government has published their draft budget, but it does not currently fund even the minimum activities required if we’re to meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in our Climate Change Act.

This group of MSPs has high influence when it comes to reducing Scotland’s emissions – if your MSP is listed below, please take action today.

Briefing on public bodies' climate change duties

October 2011

The Scottish Climate Change Act, the most progressive climate change legislation anywhere in the world, includes a three-part duty on all public bodies to contribute to Scotland’s climate change targets.

The public bodies climate change duties came into force on 1st January 2011 and applies to an estimated 7,000 public bodies of varying sizes, from health boards, councils, bodies such as Scottish Water, colleges, universities and police forces, to the smallest GP surgery, but not some cross-border bodies.

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