Stop Climate Chaos


Comparison of manifesto pledges on climate change

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, a coalition of around 60 organisations campaigning together on climate change, produced a manifesto of policies which we believe would deliver emission cuts in a responsible and just manner.

Our manifesto sets out ways in which the Scottish Government, local authorities and communities can all help to reduce emissions. We set out specific measures for energy and for transport, the largest emission generators, as well as outlining how the health sector and our natural environment can assist. We also described how economic recovery can work hand-in-hand with reducing emissions.

The adoption and implementation of the full package of measures outlined in our manifesto would help to ensure Scotland not only meets its legal responsibilities, but: continues to demonstrate international leadership on climate change; supports poor communities living in developing countries to survive and adapt to the effects of climate change; and secures a sustainable, just and prosperous future for people living in Scotland.

We have set out the ‘asks’ which were included in our manifesto, alongside a description and related quotes from party manifestos in relation to each ‘ask’. We have only considered the manifestos of the five parties represented in the last Scottish Parliament.

Read the short version of our comparison of manifesto pledges

Read the full version of our comparison of manifesto pledges, which includes the relevant quotes from parties’ manifestos.

SCCS briefing on Parliamentary debate on Report on Policies and Proposals

The Scottish Parliament will debate the draft Report on Policies and Proposals (RPP) on Wednesday 12th January.

You can read Stop Climate Chaos Scotland's Parliamentary briefing on this here.

SCCS “disappointed” by Scottish Government’s lack of public engagement on climate change

30 December 2010

A civil society group representing over two million Scots has responded with “disappointment” to today’s publication of the Scottish Government’s Public Engagement Strategy on the Climate Change Act.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) members lobbied for the inclusion of a strategy for public engagement, but the coalition argues that the paper is “neither very public nor very engaging”.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland manifesto

From rhetoric to reality: a manifesto for climate action

2011 Scottish Parliament elections

The 2011 Scottish Parliament elections provide an opportunity for political parties to demonstrate their willingness to take action on climate change. As such, we have come forward with our own manifesto of policies which we believe would deliver emission cuts in a responsible and just manner.

Briefing on forthcoming Report on Policies and Proposals

The Scottish Goverment's forthcoming Report on Policies and Proposals, which is expected in autumn 2010, will set out how Scotland will meet its emissions reduction targets.

SCCS is calling for a credible and transparent package of policies that describe the right level of ambition needed to hit each annual target up to and including the 2020 42% target.

Read the full briefing -
Report on Policies and proposals: Getting it right

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