People of Scotland have their say on the climate and nature emergency
- Climate Scotland is a new campaign to demonstrate to leaders that many people in Scotland want strong and meaningful action to tackle the climate and nature emergency.
- Members of the public can add their voice to the campaign, and the messages plan to be displayed at COP26 in November.
The global climate summit COP26 will be a major opportunity to re-energise efforts to tackle the climate emergency. Organisations including RSPB Scotland, Christian Aid and National Trust for Scotland have come together to create a new campaign, Climate Scotland, to bring the messages of thousands of people in Scotland to the talks.
Through Climate Scotland, people in Scotland can send leaders a message to show they want strong and meaningful action to protect the things they love, and create a better future for people everywhere.
Climate Scotland is a sister campaign to another running in Wales, Climate Cymru. Together, they will represent voices from two of the four UK nations and their devolved governments.
Individuals visiting the Climate Scotland website are able to add their voice to the campaign by selecting a topic that is most of interest to them and adding a comment to say why. The topics, as follows, cover a broad range of perspectives:
- Flourishing communities
- Future generations
- Greener, fairer livelihoods
- Wildlife and nature
- Sustainable food systems
- Protecting the world’s resources
- Health and wellbeing
- Beautiful places
- Solidarity with global neighbours.
The campaign aims to collect 10,000 messages and share them at the COP26 talks in November, either at the Green Zone (an official UK government space) or another high profile venue. Through this, everyone in Scotland has the opportunity to show world leaders how much they care about the climate and nature emergencies.
Over 30 charities, civil society groups and non-profit organisations have already signed up to be a campaign partner.
Notes to Editors:
For more information or to arrange an interview with a spokesperson, please contact:
Communications and Campaigns Officer, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 07724 840620
About Climate Scotland
Climate Scotland is a partnership campaign of over 20 organisations (and counting), bringing the voices of the people of Scotland to the UN climate conference, COP26. More information can be found at climatescotland.org and on social media:
Climate Scotland and Climate Cymru hope to secure a place at the Green Zone at COP26, where we plan to share messages collected through the campaign.
The Green Zone is managed by the UK Government, and is a platform for the general public, youth groups, civil society, academia, artists, business and others to have their voices heard through events, exhibitions, workshops and talks that promote dialogue, awareness, education and commitments (Source: ukcop26.org).
List of Climate Scotland partners
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Circular Arts Network
Christian Aid Scotland
Community Development Alliance Scotland
Justice and Peace Scotland
National Trust for Scotland
Open Seas Trust
Scotland’s International Development Alliance
Scottish Community Alliance
Scottish Environment LINK
Scottish Food Coalition
Social Enterprise Network Scotland
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust
Trees for Life