Stop Climate Chaos

Briefing on forthcoming Report on Policies and Proposals

The Scottish Goverment's forthcoming Report on Policies and Proposals, which is expected in autumn 2010, will set out how Scotland will meet its emissions reduction targets.

SCCS is calling for a credible and transparent package of policies that describe the right level of ambition needed to hit each annual target up to and including the 2020 42% target.

Read the full briefing -
Report on Policies and proposals: Getting it right

SCCS comment on revised annual targets for Scotland

22nd September 2010

The Scottish Government has today provided revised proposals for annual targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland between now and 2022.

Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:

“Stop Climate Chaos is pleased that the short life working group has now concluded its discussions on Scotland’s annual targets. We look forward to seeing a credible, ambitious and transparent plan from Government on how these targets will be met in the forthcoming Report on Policies and Proposals.”

SCCS calls on Ministers to strengthen climate change legislation

20 September 2010

Climate campaigners today called on Ministers to use their powers to strengthen Scotland's world leading climate legislation.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) welcomed a consultation on draft guidance to public bodies on their new climate change duties, which come into force in January.

The duties say that public bodies must consider climate change in all they do and act in the ways best calculated to help deliver the tough targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Latest briefing on annual targets for Scotland

8th September 2010

The cross party Short Life Working Group will meet today to discuss on annual emissions reduction targets for Scotland.

Click on this link to read the latest Stop Climate Chaos Scotland briefing on this issue.

Climate change campaigners can take heart

July 2010

Climate change campaigners can take heart this summer, after what has been a difficult few months, but should not take their eyes off the ball.

Three independent reviews have now clearly supported the science of the Climate Research Unit, based at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK, whose email exchanges were illegally released into the media earlier this year. Those critics who claimed these showed collusion and conspiracy among researchers were proved wrong – there was no evidence of misconduct.

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