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Now we rise: global day of action to demand climate justice

 

People in Scotland will add their voices to those around the world demanding urgent change

People in Scotland will join those across the world to call for action on the climate crisis.

Tuesday, 9 December sees the Cop28 global day of action where people will call for major change to tackle the climate and nature crisis, secure sustainable jobs and demand a fairer, greener, healthier society for everyone.

In 2021 over 100,000 people took to the streets of Glasgow to tell world leaders at the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow they wanted action on the climate and nature emergencies.

Since then, despite record breaking temperatures and increasingly devastating climate impacts, we have seen a lack of robust and urgent action to reduce emissions, protect nature, or make the biggest polluters pay for the damage they are causing.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland – a charity and civil society coalition – is asking people to assemble outside the Scottish Parliament at 12.30pm on Tuesday, 9 December for a family friendly event that aims to show that people in Scotland want urgent, fair action to address the climate and nature crises, and to show Scotland stands with other events around the world during the UN climate talks at Cop28 in Dubai.

A coalition spokesperson said: “At a time when the UK government is rolling back on climate and nature policies, and the Scottish Government has delayed its vital new climate plan, it’s more important than ever for us to come together to show people in Scotland want the urgent and fair climate action that they’ve been demanding for decades.

“Join us at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on 9 December to send a strong message to decision makers that we are united for action, to tackle the climate and nature crises, secure sustainable jobs, a fairer, greener, healthier society for everyone in Scotland and justice for those impacted by the climate crisis.”

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David Hansen
6 months ago
As long as the Scottish Government continues promoting projects designed to undermine climate action, such as widening the A9 and the many other road schemes, their words on climate action will remain the usual empty promises which politicians have been fobbing us off with for decades. We need deeds not words. Words are easy to make and hard to measure. Deeds are hard to make, but easy to measure.