St Anne’s Scottish Episcopal and Methodist Church, Dunbar have joined with other congregations to challenge their MSPs to work towards strengthening the new Climate Change Bill. Specifically they have asked MSPs to consider including in the Bill the following
measures advocated by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland:
1. Stronger emissions targets, so that Scotland can responsibly deliver
its fair share of the Paris Agreement reductions and help avert
irreversible global warming, namely:
– An emissions reduction of 77% (on 1990 levels) by 2030.
– Net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 at the latest.
2. Measures to ensure that all homes can achieve a minimum Energy
Performance Certificate rating C by 2025, to cut emissions, tackle fuel
poverty, and create jobs.
3. As a step towards cutting emissions from agriculture, to introduce a
Nitrogen Balance Sheet for Scotland by 2020.
4. Measures to ensure that future finance budgets are consistent with
climate-change targets by legally linking budget planning to the climate
change plan and by establishing an independent Low Carbon Infrastructure
Commission to help plan and monitor new infrastructure projects.
Stephen Curran, Manager at Eco Congregation Scotland, said it was ‘great to see St Anne’s engaging with [their] MSPs as a church and very active Eco-Congregation’. St Anne’s Scottish Episcopal and Methodist Church recently hosted an ‘Unwasted Day’ with East Lothian Council and Surfers Against Sewage, which sought to exchange ideas on how to ‘reduced, reuse or recycle’.
For more information on Eco Congregation Scotland visit their website.
For more information on Stop Climate Chaos Scotland visit their website.