Stop Climate Chaos

Briefing on Scotland’s 100% renewable electricity target

September 2011

In May 2011, the Scottish Government announced its target to generate the equivalent of 100% of Scotland's total electricity demand from renewable resources by 2020.

Scottish Government risks undermining its own plans

Wednesday 21st September 2011

The Scottish Government is being urged not to backtrack on Scotland’s world-leading climate change laws, and to seriously consider the wider implications as it allocates resources in this today’s draft Budget.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, a coalition of over 60 organisations in Scotland, is arguing that with previous spending commitments focusing heavily around road-building, motorised vehicles, and a second forth bridge crossing, greater financial priority should now be placed on measures to tackle climate change as a matter of urgency.

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Ask the government to put its money where its mouth is

Scotland’s Climate Change Act is world-leading. With a 42% emissions reduction target by 2020, it's in line with scientists' recommendations if we want to protect people and nature from the devastating impacts of climate change.

But while we're leading the way with our Climate Act, it'll be impossible to meet our commitments if there isn't adequate funding.

We must make sure that our government takes action to create a cleaner, greener and more sustainable Scotland, and a better world for us all.

SCCS evidence on preventative spending to Finance Committee

2nd September 2011

The Scottish Government is currently preparing the draft budget for 2012-13 as well as a four-year spending review. This will be considered by the Scottish Parliament over the next few months and voted on in February 2012.

As part of its scrutiny of the budget and spending review, the Parliament's Finance Committee has asked for submissions on preventative spending .

You can read Stop Climate Chaos Scotland's submission online in PDF format.

Government admits 'without further action' flagship aviation climate target will be missed

25 August, 2011

The government this morning admitted that “without further action” to curb pollution from planes, the flagship aviation climate change target that was adopted and championed by the last government will be missed. (1)

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Greenpeace response to Cairn Energy’s half yearly results

23 August, 2011

Responding to the publication of Cairn Energy’s half yearly results and the news that the company still hasn’t discovered oil off Greenland, Greenpeace campaigner Vicky Wyatt said: 

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