Monday, 9 February 2015

#Showthelove... Ask First Minister to act on climate change

Love is in the air this for everything that climate change threatens.

And Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) is asking us all to tell First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that we believe a new global climate deal must be agreed at United Nations talks in Paris in December this year.

In the new Show the Love campaign, members and supporters of SCCS members across Scotland, including UNISON, are contacting the First Minister with a simple message:

Please ensure we deliver on Scotland's world-leading climate commitments and make sure Scotland plays a proactive role in striving for an ambitious global deal in Paris in December.

You can take part by email from the SCCS website , remembering to write into the email some of the things you love that are under threat if we don't make the switch to a low carbon economy.

Alternatively, you can send a postcard to Nicola Sturgeon. Copies are available from UNISON Scotland. Email or write to UNISON, 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 6RX.

Follow SCCS on Twitter @sccscot for updates this week on the Valentine's Day campaign, including a short film featuring some famous faces.

Scotland has already missed the first three targets in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act, so the Scottish Government needs to get back on track as well as pushing for the international deal that is essential to protecting the planet for current and future generations.

SCCS produced a briefing for the debate in the Scottish Parliament in September on the UN Climate Summit.

The International Trade Union Confederation makes climate change and climate justice action a key priority. The ITUC launched Unions4Climate Action last year in Berlin. Among the demands is a call for "an ambitious and legally binding agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in order to prevent irreversible changes to the climate system".

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