Tackling climate change
Climate change and Scotland
WWF is working to ensure that Scotland takes action to address climate change and energy issues.
The Earth's climate is constantly changing. But something very serious has started to become evident in the last couple of decades. We have realised that the earth's temperature is rising dangerously fast, and this rise is due to the activities of humans.
Climate change and global warming have now become major issues for politicians, the media and the general public because the changing climate has worrying and lasting implications for people, species and the environment we live in.
Around the world we are seeing some very worrying impacts which will lead to billions of people suffering and possibly many millions of people dying because of climate change.
Many of the world's scientists now agree that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need to make sure that average temperature rise stays well below 1.5°C (3.4°F) above pre-industrial temperature. If Scotland is to play its full and equal part in tackling climate change and help prevent global temperatures from exceeding 1.5°C it must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050.
Success - Scottish Climate Change Act
Scotland is now leading the world in the fight against climate change.
Read more on what MSP's voted on.
Climate Act Summary
Timeline of Climate Campaign
Latest Climate Publications
- Climate Change Implications of the proposed Hunterston Power Station
- CO2 Impact of Proposed Hunterston Coal / CCS Plant
- Power of Scotland Renewed - Full Report
- The Power of Scotland Secured
- Watt Car?
- Climate Solutions - WWF's vision for 2050
- Cockenzie application response
- Securing the benefits of Scotland's next energy revolution
- WWF response too Hunterston coal application
- Towards a low carbon economy
- Low carbon vehicles response
- WWF Scotlland's response to the consenting process for thermal power stations in Scotland
All the latest parliamentary briefing papers relating to climate change
Working in coalition with other non-government organisations in Scotland as part of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition we aim to mobilise people to reduce their own personal emissions and to put political pressure on Government to take urgent action at national and international levels.