Without much tougher action here in Scotland and around the world we are facing runaway global warming. But we know another world is possible: tackling the root causes of climate change gives us a chance to stop its worst impacts and create a fairer and more equal world.

2016 was the hottest year on record. This surpassed the record set by 2015, which in turn beat 2014. People all over the world, including here in Scotland, are starting to feel the deadly effects of climate change.

Without a radical transformation of our economies and energy systems we face devastating climate change. This puts our ability to grow enough food at risk, increasing political instability and wiping out tens of thousands of plant and animal species.

What’s more, it is usually those who contributed least to the causes of climate change who will suffer most from its impacts.

The Scottish Parliament set world leading climate targets in 2009 and since then we’ve made huge strides in developing renewable energy alternatives to dirty fossil fuels. But we now know that climate action here in Scotland is not nearly enough to do our fair share of the global fight to halt catastrophic warming.

This year, Scotland has an opportunity to lead the way as we develop a new climate law. If we can show that tackling climate change means acting together to build a fairer and more equal society, we can encourage other nations to get on board and create an unstoppable momentum for change.

Visit your MSPs

MSPs will soon be voting on Scotland’s new climate law in the Scottish Parliament. We need to make sure they know that we care about climate change, and hear our demands for urgent action.

Will you visit your MSPs and tell them why climate change matters to you?

Scotland's new climate law

Plans for Scotland’s new climate law fall far short of the action needed to tackle the climate crisis.

Help us campaign for urgent climate action.