How will climate change affect Scotland?

energy, population, and consumption are the three key drivers of climate change in Scotland.  Scotland's land, natural resources, wealth and renewable energy resources mean that very few nations are anywhere near as well placed as us to meet our climate change responsibilities.

Full answer here: Climate change effects on Scotland

Improving emissions assessment of Scottish Government spending decisions and the Scottish Budget

Author / Creator: James Black

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

Changes are required to enable the Scottish Government to deliver its climate change objectives.

Education for Transformation: Rethinking education in a time of ecological and social crisis

Author / Creator: Mike Langdon

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published:

It is only by mainlining the adoption of degrowth education that Scotland can begin to move to systems of educational practice that begin to address the multiple emergencies we face

Economic commentary

Author / Creator: Steve Williams

Date published: September 2021

By working collectively it is possible to turn net zero commitments into tangible actions and help everyone play their part in progressing to a more sustainable future.

Scotland’s road to net zero: how far, so far?

Author / Creator: Adam McGeoch

Media type: Article

Date published:

Scotland has ambitious targets to reach net zero by 2045 and, so far, we are falling behind in the cuts to emissions needed to reach these targets.

Green Politics

Author / Creator: Antje Brown

Media type: Book

Date published: 2020

Scottish decision makers shy away from a determined green approach. Can Green ambitions and national identity politics be pursued together?

What Does Good Green Infrastructure Planning Policy Look Like? Developing and Testing a Policy Assessment Tool Within Central Scotland UK

Author / Creator: Max Hislop

Media type: Academic Paper

Date published:

The policies champion the different functions performed by Green Infrastructure and stress the need for early and ongoing involvement throughout any development process with funding for long-term stewardship post-development.

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Full Report

Author / Creator: IPCC

Media type: Scientific report

Date published: 2021

This report gives the current state of climate change at 2012, the possible climate futures, risk assessments for regions of the world, and the actions required to limit future climate change.

IPCC Special; with 21 Actions for Scotland to do Right Now

Author / Creator: Craig Dalzell

Media type: Podcast

Date published:

Common Weal’s latest policy paper 21 For 21 and actions that the Scottish Government should take immediately in light of the IPCC report.

Common Weal podcast #96

A real Green New Deal for Scotland

Author / Creator: Common Weal

Media type: Video

Date published: 2020

The Common Home Plan is a reason for optimism and hope. It is a costed proposal for how to avert the environmental crises, transform Scotland and get the nation ready for the era to come. 

21 For 21: The Climate Change Actions Scotland Needs Now

Author / Creator: Common Weal

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published:

21 Policies that would enable Scotland to meet our responsibilities as laid out by the 2021 IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Our House is on Fire

Author / Creator: George Gunn

Media type: News Item

Date published:

The collation deal between SNP and Scottish Greens passed in the Scottish Parliament is the beginning of a quest to make clear some definitions and to lead the country away from constitutional meaninglessness, cruel political comedy and out of the deliberately constructed tragic dead end of devolution and toward full engagement with the climate emergency.