Scottish Government’s first climate change bill’s targets for reducing carbon emissions by 42% have been reached 6 years ahead of its 2020 deadline. Now Scottish Parliament is just about to debate a new Climate Change Bill with more ambitious reduction targets of 90% by 2050 and net-zero emissions in the future
And they have been asking for some input from the public through My Climate Changes consultations. Helena and I made it to an event in Kirkcaldy last Monday evening to have our views heard.
It was an interesting night and we learned a lot about how these public consultations work and met some interesting people.
We both found that it was quite a buzz to brainstorm ideas and felt good for speaking our peace. So much so that we wanted others in our community to have a chance to respond too. So I asked PLANT members to share their thoughts on the consultation questions:
- What will people need to do to help scotland reach more ambitious climate change targets
- What are the barriers that will prevent people doing this
- What are the solutions
To celebrate Scottish Climate Week this week we will share the answers under the consultation’s #myclimatechanges hashtag on Twitter every day this week.
Here is our first conversation with Jessie Roberts.
Are you inspired to do more about climate change? Would you like some support in a friendly group setting? Why don’t you consider joining Tayport Carbon Conversations sessions run by PLANT and Tayport Community Garden. You can find more information on our website www.tayportgarden.org or get in touch with Kaska on email under firstname.lastname@example.org.