Ensure Scotland’s public bodies report on
their climate change work
Public Bodies Climate Change Duties consultation Closing date 26 November 2010
has the toughest targets to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions of any country in the world
– and our local authorities and other public
bodies have a major part to play in making
a success of our ambition.
Thanks to campaigning by UNISON and others
in Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, public bodies
have statutory duties under the Climate Change
(Scotland) Act 2009.
Yet the Scottish Government does not plan
to require public bodies to report on what
they are actually doing to reduce emissions
– making it difficult to monitor their performance
and therefore their overall progress.
There is still a chance to influence this
process through a public consultation which
is running until 26 November 2010, in which the
Scottish Government is asking for views on
the draft guidance for public bodies.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland has set up an
E-Action, hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland,
so that with just a couple of clicks you can
support this and urge the Scottish Government
UNISON Scotland members are asked to take
part in this and help ensure that public bodies
in Scotland are required by law to report
on their activities to tackle climate change.
Click here http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=133&ea.campaign.id=7671
to support the E-Action asap.
The final deadline is 26 November 2010. You can
read the Scottish Government the draft guidance
and the full SCCS consultation response here