No one country can hope to resolve climate change alone. Scotland is a small country, responsible for a tiny fraction of world’s greenhouse gas emissions, but we have a responsibility as a developed nation to take a lead and inspire others through our actions.
There are numerous national and international campaigns that you, your friends and your school can get involved in.
Stop Climate Chaos coalition, the ever-growing coalition of more than 50 organisations, that aims to mobilise public concern, and through this the necessary political action, to stop climate chaos.
10:10 campaign – global campaign to reduce emissions by 10% each year from 2010.
350.org – an international campaign to keep carbon dioxide levels below 350 parts per million.
Unite for climate – entry point into the youth world of climate action.
The United Nations Environment Programme TUNZA for Youth aims to ‘foster a generation of environmentally conscious citizens who will better influence decision-making processes and act responsibly to create a sustainable world’. The word ‘TUNZA’ means ‘to treat with care or affection’ in Kiswahili, a sub-regional language of Eastern Africa.
The Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) is a youth-led organisation that unites the efforts of young people working to improve our world. The Network connects many thousands of organisations in over 190 countries.