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 Climate Justice campaign is calling for an ambitious, fair and binding agreement at COP21 in Paris and for Scottish politicians to live up to their commitments at home. 2015 will be a year to build the movement against dirty energy and for community energy, long beyond Paris.
Air pollution from transport is not only one of the biggest climate change emissions culprits, but it also causes the premature death of thousands of people in Scotland every year. We are campaigning for a transformation of our transport system so that more people can walk, cycle, and use public transport, and so that vehicles are cleaner and less polluting.
Fighting dirty energy, supporting renewables
Business 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.
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.
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 and other environmental laws.