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SCCS comment on revised annual targets for Scotland

22nd September 2010

The Scottish Government has today provided revised proposals for annual targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland between now and 2022.

Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:

“Stop Climate Chaos is pleased that the short life working group has now concluded its discussions on Scotland’s annual targets. We look forward to seeing a credible, ambitious and transparent plan from Government on how these targets will be met in the forthcoming Report on Policies and Proposals.”

SCCS calls on Ministers to strengthen climate change legislation

20 September 2010

Climate campaigners today called on Ministers to use their powers to strengthen Scotland's world leading climate legislation.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) welcomed a consultation on draft guidance to public bodies on their new climate change duties, which come into force in January.

The duties say that public bodies must consider climate change in all they do and act in the ways best calculated to help deliver the tough targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Get our money out of fossil fuels

The Gulf of Mexico spill is the US’s biggest ever environmental disaster, causing untold damage to a fragile ecosystem and threatening the livelihoods and way of life of tens of thousands of people. One of the greatest ironies of this situation is that the US taxpayer helped to fund it through tax-breaks. Subsidies for fossil fuel production in OECD countries like the US are estimated at $100 billion a year. There is increasing public outrage that at a time of considerable financial hardship, public money is being used in this way.

SCCS briefing on annual targets

Monday 12th July 2010

The cross-party Short Life Working Group on annual targets is meeting over the summer to discuss annual emissions reductions targets for Scotland from now until 2022. This follows on from the Scottish Parliament rejecting the annual targets that had previously been proposed. Find out more here

Parliament 'no' to emissions targets must not delay climate change action

Thursday 27th May 2010

The Scottish Parliament have rejected proposed targets for emissions reductions. You can find out more about this here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/10176737.stm

Commenting on the Scottish Parliament's vote today on emissions reductions, Mike Robinson, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said:

"Today's vote by the Scottish Parliament to reject the proposed annual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions must not delay the urgent action we need if Scotland is to play its part in preventing dangerous climate change.

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