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Scottish Government fails first climate test

Serious concerns raised as emission target is missed

Tuesday 17th July 2012

The Scottish Government’s failure to meet the first target set by the Climate Change Act marks an extremely worrying start to the implementation of this legislation. Today’s announcement that Scotland emitted more greenhouse gases in 2010 than the previous year, means ambition has not been matched by action.

The figures for 2010 were released today and show that Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by nearly 2% from 2009.

Scotland at a crossroads on climate action

World leading targets at risk without increased ambition

Monday 25th June 2012

On the third anniversary of the Scottish Climate Change Act today (Sun) Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) is warning Scotland's progress towards meeting our world leading climate targets is at a crucial crossroads. [1]

Scottish Government has heard our campaign asks: more funding announced for cycling and walking

Wednesday 8th February 2012

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland welcomes today’s announcement from John Swinney that an additional £13m over three years, compared to the Budget Bill published last month, will be allocated to sustainable and active travel. However, we note that this is still a cut on the funding available for this work in the current year.

Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said:

Watchdog issues warning on Scottish climate change action

Tuesday 31st January 2012

  • Recent emission reductions due to recession, not government measures
  • Emissions now rising, new government measures needed

An independent UK watchdog has today increased the pressure on the Scottish Government to amend the budget to ensure Scotland meets the targets set out in the Scottish Climate Change Act. [1]

On Yer Bike!

Thanks to everyone who came along and made this event a success

On Yer Bike - SCCS event outside Scottish Government offices to highlight cuts to cycling and walking budget

Click here to check out some more photos from the event. More photos soon!

Over 350 people, most of them on their bikes, gathered outside the office of the Scottish Government on Wednesday 11th January to urge Scottish Ministers to increase funding for cycling and walking instead of funding expensive road-building programmes that will increase Scotland’s carbon footprint.

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