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Act for climate justice

Around the world our sisters and brothers are being pushed further into poverty by extreme weather caused by climate change.

Richer countries like Scotland have benefited from a model of development that is now changing our climate and hurting those in greatest need.

In Cambodia, Viet Samin and his family are bearing the brunt of climate change. In 2014 his community was flooded and rice stocks were destroyed.

He told us:

I’m really concerned that climate change is getting worse and I don’t know what to do to cope with it. I’m not sure about the future.

In his teaching, Pope Francis has urged us to “Hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”, reminding us of our responsibility to one another and the planet.

We must all play our part to tackle climate change but our political leaders are in a unique position to make a difference.

This autumn the Scottish Parliament will start discussing a new Climate Change Bill, which will decide Scotland’s level of climate ambition for years to come.

As it stands the Bill does not address the urgent need of those who are being pushed further into poverty by the changing climate. If Scotland is to live up to its international obligations, it must pass a bold and ambitious Climate Change Bill.

Email your MSP

Please email your MSP asking them to support a Bill that

  • Sets a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest, and a reduction of 77% by 2030
  • Ensures that future finance budgets are consistent with our climate targets
  • Commits to bold policy action on homes and farming that help deliver a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous Scotland.