Decisions taken by the next Scottish Government will determine whether we get on course to a sustainable, equitable and flourishing Scotland.

The government must play its fair share in tackling climate change, protecting and enhancing nature, and ensuring a fair transition to a low carbon future. It’s time for action.

Together, we can speak up for the climate and nature emergency this year. You can use your voice to call on party candidates to commit to action.

We are calling on the next Scottish Government to:

  1. Deliver transformative changes to cut emissions across all areas of life. 
  2. Phase out our most polluting activities as part of a Just Transition to a low carbon, healthier and more equal future.
  3. Be a good global citizen and champion climate justice.


Find out more about what we want the next Scottish Government to do:

Read the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland manifesto for Holyrood 2021 (PDF, 109KB).

Election events calendar

The calendar below lists the climate related events happening ahead of the Holyrood 2021 elections.

You can read this supporter guide (PDF, 945KB), to help give you some ideas for climate questions to ask candidates at the events, on social media or by email.

Share, Show, Shout for Climate Justice

This year, all eyes are on Scotland as Glasgow will host the United Nations international climate conference, COP26 – one of the most important conferences of its kind. 

If Scotland wants to fulfil its ambition as a credible international leader on climate change, it must be a global leader in the fight for climate justice.

To discover how to take action for climate justice ahead of the Holyrood 2021 election:

Read the Share, Show, Shout for Climate Justice toolkit (PDF, 833KB)

Watch our online training workshop (recorded on 7th April):

Pledge to Vote for Climate 

Organised by young people, the Vote for Climate campaign aims to put pressure on political parties by showing them that the crucial youth vote is a vote for climate. The aim is to get as many young people as possible registering to vote and pledging to vote for the climate.


Several organisations have come together to ask young people to sign a pledge to show just how many there are.

Sign the pledge or share with young people in your life today


At the Scottish Parliament elections this spring, we will vote for fairer opportunities for all: for health, for nature and our climate. We will vote for #oorfuture.

That’s why, from 13 April until the election on 6 May, will be calling on everyone to share their own perspective on this, across social media.

The #oorfootprint campaign is a partnership between Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and a number of other organisations: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Scottish Environment Link, the Scottish Food Coalition, the Woodland Trust Scotland and RSPB Scotland.

Find out how to get involved the #oorfootprint campaign