Here’s what will happen as the new Climate Change Bill goes through the Scottish Parliament, and key opportunities for you to get involved to improve Scotland’s action on climate change:
Autumn/ Winter 2018: Stage 1 Evidence
Scottish Parliament and MSPs listened to views and took evidence on what is in the draft Bill. This was a chance for people to make their voices heard about what has been initially outlined in the bill and any changes to make it more ambitious.
Over 7,000 people in Scotland sent emails to their MSPs through our campaign action to ask them to support a stronger, more ambitious new climate law for Scotland.
Spring 2019: Stage 1 report and debate
After hearing evidence throughout the Autumn and Winter of 2018, MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee drew up a report which was then sent to all MSPs. This was followed shortly afterwards by the first full chamber debate on the new climate law in the Parliament.
We also supported over 100 people who wanted to meet with their MSPs in their area and were delighted to hear about over 20 meetings with MSPs which took place between January and March!
Summer 2019: Stage 2
Scottish Parliament and MSPs continue to take evidence and start to propose changes (known as amendments) to the Bill.
June will be a big moment for Scotland’s Climate Bill and we will be doing lots to encourage our MSPs to back more action and ambition. Check back here for updates on what we have planned soon!
Autumn 2019: Stage 3
The full chamber debate in Parliament where MSPs vote on the amended Bill will take place on 25 September 2019
Autumn/Winter 2019: Royal Assent
The Bill becomes law!