Deliver a fair global deal that keeps global warming under 2 degrees C.
The UK is historically one of the countries most responsible for climate change. Even today Japan, Europe and the US pump out over 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions. It is only fair that rich countries like the UK must act first and fastest to cut their emissions.
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.
Sunday 11th December 2011
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland today expressed disappointment at the desperate lack of ambition contained within the UN climate agreement in Durban.
Despite the growing warning from scientists, the reality is that this will be woefully insufficient to avoid global temperatures rising by more than 2 degrees, as was committed to at the talks last year in Cancun.
Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
"It is really disappointing to see such a desperate lack of ambition resulting from the Durban talks. What we are left with falls short of what scientists say will be needed to avoid runaway climate change.
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.
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.
26 November - 3 December
In the run up and during the first week of the UN Climate talks in Durban, South Africa, grassroots groups connected with each other and with the climate talks at African-themed events around the UK.
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