Climate Change

- How can we enable and support people to understand and get involved in climate change action? - What support or information do you need in order to understand the issue, and to engage where there are opportunities to do so? - How can we most inclusively engage people in the process of becoming a Net Zero nation? - Where would you like to see want more or different opportunities for engagement and shaping decision making on climate change?

Why the contribution is important

We want the Open Government Action Plan to reflect public priorities, so we're keen to hear your views

by Maddie_ScotGov on June 04, 2021 at 05:41PM

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  • Posted by Eoghann June 10, 2021 at 22:14

    The Scottish Government, and an unequivocally unified Scottish Government, needs to take a lead in providing honest information about the current and predicted impacts of climate change. Draw the public's attention to the plight of the people in Fairbourne in Wales and the major impacts likely to hit them soon This might be considered scaremongering but, like COVID 19, people will not take these pending crisis seriously until they are told in clear terms what it is going to mean for them, their children and their grandchildren. Surprising few people remember Storm Frank - how about some hard facts of what it cost in human and economic terms. What is the annual cost to Scotland's people and it's economy from flooding, how much worse, frequent and expensive is it getting - how many people can no longer get flood insurance. Statistics are often rubbished, but again as we heard through the COVID 19 crisis, each one of those statistic is a human being, with loved ones etc. Time to treat the population as adults who need to hear the hard truth.
  • Posted by alexstobart June 11, 2021 at 15:56

    The Climate change partnership and consultation with the public is important. Citizens can understand the implications and make changes if they have personalised information and context. Perhaps 30% of climate change reduction is in personal behaviour change. This will need trust, relationships and building of team work across Scotland to act together.
  • Posted by Ruchir June 13, 2021 at 10:34

    Please remember that we need to tackle the climate crisis alongside the biodiversity crisis. One feeds in to the other. As the Scottish Government says, this is a twin emergency, and the open government action plan should reflect that.
  • Posted by davidsomervell June 18, 2021 at 18:44

    I was really shocked that Scot Gov just issued the updated Climate Change Plan completely unchanged despite LOTS of really thoughtful feedback during the Consultation stage in post Christmas period AND the careful study of it with detailed recommendations by was it four different Holyrood Committees? To regain any trust Scot Gov MUST now publish a revision which reflects those important inputs and resets the targets and aspirations ... hopefully you can do this as part of the Scottish INDC?
  • Posted by Robertm June 21, 2021 at 16:09

    We need complete honesty. The public need to hear the truth about where we are and where we need to be. Radical policies implemented with speed are needed, this message has to be conveyed with urgency. World economies need to change. Scotland could be leading this change. Show real leadership and take the people with you. Time for action! No more plans about plans. Let’s get on and do it!
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