This morning the Scottish Government announced that Scotland has met its annual climate change target for the third year running. By the end of 2016, Scotland had reduced its climate emissions by 45% compared to our 1990 baseline levels, well ahead of the 42% by 2020 target. You can download the full technical report here.
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The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Launched a decade ago, the CCF has awarded 1,097 grants totalling £101 million to 658 communities, for projects involving energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency. Keep Scotland Beautiful
This video shows how Gate Church International in Dundee has reduced its own carbon footprint by 1000 tons and helped the local community reduce theirs too. This is partly due to support from the Climate Challenge Fund – which all churches can apply to. Download the written case study here.
This is a big year for tackling climate change in Scotland as the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a new Climate Bill. In 2017, over 19,000 members of the public supported our calls for an ambitious Bill with the policies for Scotland to do its share in limiting climate change. Join Stop Climate Chaos
You are invited to join in an event the Church of the Sacred Heart are organising encouraging people to have responsible barbecues on the Meadows: Sunday the 10th June 3.00- 6.00pm. Granton Parish Church have received a Climate Challenge Fund Award and are launching Granton Goes Greener on the 30th June from 12.00 – 3.00pm.
We attended the annual meeting of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland yesterday in Glasgow. Other Christian groups who were represented included: TearFund The Iona Community Church of Scotland United Reformed Church SCIAF Christian Aid Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a diverse coalition of civil society organisations campaigning on Climate Change in Scotland. Eco-Congregation Scotland has been
As this summer unfolds, why not think about organising some positive, fun outdoor events to celebrate God’s wonderful creation, or just to enjoy being out and about in it? Eco-congregation doesn’t need to be all about meetings, serious discussions and challenging actions! So here are a few ideas for you to consider – either as