Stop Climate Chaos


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SCCS evidence on preventative spending to Finance Committee

2nd September 2011

The Scottish Government is currently preparing the draft budget for 2012-13 as well as a four-year spending review. This will be considered by the Scottish Parliament over the next few months and voted on in February 2012.

As part of its scrutiny of the budget and spending review, the Parliament's Finance Committee has asked for submissions on preventative spending .

You can read Stop Climate Chaos Scotland's submission online in PDF format.

The Scottish Climate Change Act and how SCCS helped influence it

The Scottish Climate Change Act was passed in 2009 and remains the strongest climate change legislation anywhere in the world.

Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions are a small percentage of global emissions, so we cannot tackle this problem alone. In order to encourage other rich countries to commit to similarly ambitious climate laws, we have produced a short film about the Scottish Act which explains our role in influencing it.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is the largest and most powerful civil society coalition in Scotland, made up of organisations ranging from community and faith groups, environment and development organisations and students and trade unions. Part of our success has come from working together across such a diverse range of organisations under the common goal: to stop climate chaos.

We are keen to encourage and support other civil society groups in other countries to work together to create momentum for urgent action on climate change. Please feel free to get in touch with us for more information at info[at]stopclimatechaosscotland.org.

Watch our short video to find out more: SCCS Climate Change Act film

Climate change in the new Parliament

June 2011

SCCS provided a parliamentary briefing on climate change for all MSPs in the new Scottish Parliament. You can read the briefing online here.

People power has helped tip the balance on new carbon targets!

The government has now accepted the advice of the independent Committee on Climate Change and agreed to strong climate change targets for the UK.

Last week the government was split on whether to accept this advice, but pressure from people like you, as well as an outcry from Stop Climate Chaos organisations and other groups like Green Alliance and 38 Degrees, pushed David Cameron to step in and do the right thing.

New Scottish Government must deliver on climate change

Monday 9th May

23 senior representatives from Scotland's largest civil society coalition, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), have today handed a giant postcard to the new Scottish Government urging them to turn manifesto promises into political reality and make action on climate change a priority for the next five years.



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