Time to stop playing politics with the planet and people’s lives

Protestors at a global day of climate action in Glasgow during COP26

A new report from the Climate Change Committee, the Scottish Government’s independent climate advisers, has cast doubt on whether the Scottish Government will meet a legally binding target to slash harmful emissions by 75% by 2030.

Responding to the Committee’s report, Jamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland, said: “If Scotland’s climate commitments are allowed to crumble it would be a betrayal of both future generations and the countless communities in low-income countries around the world who are already facing the catastrophic consequences of climate change.  

“Every party in the Scottish Parliament claims to back Scotland’s legally-binding climate targets, but a liveable planet and people’s lives are paying the price for their party politics, collective inaction and lack of investment.  

“The Scottish Government must lead, with its remaining climate credibility now firmly on the line. It must stop pandering to the biggest polluters and postponing plans, and turbocharge climate action, funded by taxing the biggest polluters and the better off.” 




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