Scotland’s Climate Assembly offer ambition

Scotland’s Climate Assembly published their Statement of Ambition, written and approved by the members themselves, as a blue print of how the country could adapt to tackle climate change. The body brought together people from all walks of life, from across Scotland, to learn about and discuss how society can tackle the world’s biggest challenge. It is under the spotlight again as COP26 begins and … Continue reading Scotland’s Climate Assembly offer ambition

Scotland’s renewable energy ambition is within touching distance … but the real journey is only just beginning

Whatever the new hue of the Scottish Parliament looks come next session, it is clear climate ahead of COP26 in November will take centre stage, and renewables will be at the heart of it. Continue reading Scotland’s renewable energy ambition is within touching distance … but the real journey is only just beginning

Online petition calls for BBC News to install permanent Climate Crisis tab on front page

BBC News chiefs are facing mounting pressure to do more to promote coverage of the climate crisis including installing a permanent tab on its home page. The public broadcaster is subject of a petition on the change.org website which quickly gathered more than 1000 + names soon after launch. Appealing for support, organisers said: “The climate and ecological emergency is the most important issue humanity … Continue reading Online petition calls for BBC News to install permanent Climate Crisis tab on front page

Cop 26 Glasgow postponed over Covid-19 but climate crisis remains deadly

It would have been the worst April Fool in history had it not be so utterly, devastatingly true. Confirmation that this year’s planned Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow had been postponed. Of course, it had been expected. It would be all but impossible to do, not with so many deaths, paralysed economies and the risks of such mass movements of people. Even a virtual conference … Continue reading Cop 26 Glasgow postponed over Covid-19 but climate crisis remains deadly

Alok Sharma named New Cop26 Minister

Alok Sharma MP has been appointed the new UK Government minister for Cop26.

It follows a wide reshuffle of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet today.

Mr Sharma said he was “delighted” at the role and was looking forward to an “exciting year ahead”. Continue reading “Alok Sharma named New Cop26 Minister”

IN FULL: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s letter over COP26

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has laid her government’s claim to play a leading role in COP26 coming to Glasgow.

Following moves by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Cabinet to ensure it os Westminster calling the shots, she wrote directly to the premier to assert what activity she expected her ministers to play.

As both governments look to set our their environmental credential in the run up to their own respective Budgets, being aligned with the potential success of COP26 is crucial to both. Continue reading “IN FULL: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s letter over COP26”

COP26 will change the world – it has to

The leader of Scottish Renewables says that this year’s Cop26 summit in Glasgow must prove pivotal in preserving the planet – insisting nation’s cannot simply “buy our way out” of the climate crisis.

Claire Mack, CEO of the organisation, insists those involved in the renewables industry have a “deep conviction” of wanting to help change the world.

But she said Scotland had to not just play host to the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties this November, but lead the world in action. Continue reading “COP26 will change the world – it has to”

So here’s text of the Paris Agreement visualised as a word cloud

“The Paris Agreement requires all Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs) and to strengthen these efforts in the years ahead. This includes requirements that all Parties report regularly on their emissions and on their implementation efforts.” – United Nations, Framework Convention on Climate Change. Want to learn more? Read: The Paris Agreement UN overview. Images: Word cloud image created by @shaunmilne; … Continue reading So here’s text of the Paris Agreement visualised as a word cloud