Friends of the Earth International and Climate Justice Allies at the UN Climate talks in Lima. Photo: Babawale Obayanju
Our world is already experiencing human-made climate change, including here in Scotland. The overconsumption of resources is contributing to the climate crisis and increasing social inequality within and between countries.
We believe that the rich industrialised countries most responsible for the climate crisis, including Scotland, must act first and fastest to combat global warming in ways that do not deepen social injustice.
An International Climate Agreement: the Road through Paris
2015 was a crucial year in the fight against climate change. Last December world leaders met at the UN climate change talks in Paris to conclude negotiations for a new global deal on climate change. So far, 20 years of international negotiations have failed to bring about an agreement in line with climate science or climate justice, but a fair and ambitious agreement has never been so desperately needed. Read our reaction to the Paris Agreement here
Climate Action in Scotland
We need urgent action from political leaders to cut emissions at home and to support developing countries with technology and finance to adapt to a changing climate.
Scotland has the most ambitious domestic climate laws in the industrialised world, and therefore has a hugely important role to play in showing how combatting climate change can be done. But in the last three years we missed all of the targets in our world leading climate act. We urgently need to get back on track and start meeting our ambitious carbon emission reduction targets at home.
As part of Stop Climate Chaos we sent thousands of messages to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asking her to join the fight for climate justice by acting now to deliver on Scotland's Climate Act.
Together with the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition (SCCS), we will continue to call for action on climate change, to build the climate movement and show politicians that we demand strong and urgent action.