Climate change: As Glasgow prepares to host UN summit Cop26, Scotland’s plans may not actually add up – Stop Climate Chaos Coalition. The Climate Change Plan update, which is intended to set out how to achieve these targets, has just been published and is being scrutinised by parliamentary committees. Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, a coalition of 58 organisations campaigning together on climate change, welcomes some of the new proposals included but believes there is a real risk the current plans don’t get us on track to meeting the targets, with too many promises to review, consult and plan, and not enough action. There is also a worrying reliance on unproven technologies which might never materialise at the scale required. The plan also has no mention of commitments to international climate justice issues nor ensuring that we hear the voices of those people most impacted by the climate crisis but who have done least to cause it. Transformative changes are needed across all areas of life to ensure a recovery from the pandemic that is greener and fairer for everyone and protect and enhance our land and seas. Here, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland members working in the transport, agriculture and marine sectors share some thoughts on the content of the Climate Change Plan update and outline what it needs to deliver.
Scotsman 1st March 2021 read more »