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.

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:

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