We research, develop and deliver campaigns and projects that contribute to tackling the threat of climate change. We work with individuals and communities to change the things they can, and with decision makers to make the larger policy changes that are needed to enable us all to play our part in tackling climate change.
Our Access to Justice campaign is calling for legal changes to ensure that standing up for our environment is seen as a fundamental human right, in the same way as freedom of information rights are now recognised. This will give real bite to Scotland’s climate laws.
Securing Economic Justice
It is no coincidence that the world finds itself in both an environmental and an economic crisis at the same time. Bailed out banks invest in climate wrecking projects; transnational corporations lobby governments to resist action to improve our environment; and the poorest suffer the negative impacts of carbon trading, exploitation of natural resources and climate change. The developed world must pay its climate debt to the Global South.
We believe the necessary transition to a green economy will bring jobs, equality, and promote environmental justice, creating a clean economy and a clean environment. Our Clean up RBS campaign is calling for the taxpayer funded bank to invest our money in sustainable projects that bring benefits to all, not just the recipients of bonuses.
Promoting Real Solutions
solar panelBusiness as usual has brought us to the brink of climate disaster. We cannot rely on the old model to help us tackle this enviromental crisis. Attempting to trade our way out of the climate crisis through carbon trading or offsetting is simply not going to deliver the required greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
We believe in positive solutions that bring sustainable opportunities for jobs, communities and the climate. We do not support nuclear power, or dirty fossil fuel energy sources. Through our Low Carbon Power campaign we are fighting proposals for polluting and unneccessary energy developments in Scotland.