Stop Climate Chaos

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Scotland 'leads the world' in the fight against climate change

Wednesday 24th June 2009

The Scottish Parliament today led the world by passing the strongest climate change legislation of any industrialised nation.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland lobbying at Holyrood - image Maverick Photo Agency

Scotland's Climate Bill on the verge of leading the world

Coalition group hails Government amendment and urges MSPs to fix remaining loopholes.

Scotland's climate change legislation is once again on the verge of being 'world leading' said campaigners today (Tuesday 23 June). The Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) coalition made the call in response to a Scottish Government amendment tabled last night, after the main deadline, which calls for a reduction of 42% in Scotland's climate emissions by 2020 from 1990 levels. Until last night the Government was only supporting a 34% reduction from the start.

SCCS call for the end to weak targets

The Scottish Government has "run out of excuses" and must take immediate steps to amend the "weak" interim targets currently contained within its climate change bill, due to be voted on by MSPs for the final time next week, said Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) today (Wednesday 17 June).

The coalition made the call following the publication today of the Scottish Government's Climate Delivery Plan [1], which shows that in spite of Government reluctance Scotland could meet the tougher pollution reductions that science say will be needed to avoid the worst ravages of climate chaos.

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