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.

Scotland punches above our weight on the world stage as a climate leader. 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.


Scotland's new Climate Change Act

The Scottish Government is currently developing a new climate change law. So far, the plans are not strong enough to deliver the real climate action that is so urgently needed.

We’re campaigning for Scotland to show climate leadership with a strong Climate Change Act.

Campaign Workshops

Together with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, we’re organising workshops across Scotland to help local activists get involved in the campaign for climate justice and a strong climate bill.

Get involved – join a workshop near you.

International Climate Action

Find out more about the global agreements to tackle climate change and how we work with the Friends of the Earth International network and other key allies to fight for climate justice.