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:
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.
“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.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the 'Get your Act together!' mass lobby and Twitter storm of the Parliament on Thursday 25th October.
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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.
People & Planet
Friends of the Earth