Stop Climate Chaos

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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.

Draft budget fails to adequately fund climate change action

Monday 26th September 2011

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is disappointed at the failure to adequately tackle climate change in the draft Budget.

On Wednesday 21st September, the Scottish Government published its Draft Budget for 2012-13 along with their Spending Review which outlines priorities over the next three years.

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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