CS Forum 30 May: Climate Change - How do we turn words into actions?
Our next CommonSpace Forum takes on the hot topic of climate change and will be tackling how we convert words into actions, with immediate effect
In recent weeks, we have seen the Scottish Government back the Green New Deal, commit to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2045 and declare a climate emergency. But will these promises be backed up by a solid and credible action plan? How do we ensure it’s not empty rhetoric? There is no time to delay.
Nicola Sturgeon challenged to abandon Air Departure Tax cut in the wake of new climate targets
Labour, the Green and the Liberal Democrats pressed the first minister to shelve the aviation tax cut following the Scottish Government’s commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045
‘Act as if this truth is real’: Climate change campaigners respond to First Minister’s declaration of a climate emergency
Scottish Greens: “Actions speak louder than words, cutting aviation tax and lobbying for huge tax breaks for oil and gas exploration is not the climate leadership the world needs.”
Analysis: Sturgeon offers up new commission seeking to restore indy social justice focus
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray takes a look at Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to the SNP’s spring conference on Sunday [28 April]
HOW do you address the problem of a Commission that divided your party and damaged your brand? You set up another one.