Stop Climate Chaos


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:

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.

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