Climate Change

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) ran from November 30th to December 11th 2015. It was crucial conference, as it reached a new international agreement, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

While, ultimately we welcome the agreement reached in Paris, we've drawn some conclusions and demonstrated where the Agreement delivers on the priorities of people in Scotland and where it doesn’t. We've done this by comparing the Paris Agreement to the results of our ‘Conversations About COP21 Summary Report’. 

Keep Scotland Beautiful plays an important role in influencing and enabling action on climate change. This includes work with people, places and policy through areas including collaboration with Government and the public sector, communities and voluntary sector organisations, businesses and young people.  

We've also provided interpretative resources and collated a number of everyday actions you can take to help Scotland meet its climate change targets. We see it as part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable. 

Climate Change and Paris 2015 - the Facts 

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Climate change is a name given to the change in our climatic patterns, particularly over the last few decades. It is caused by human activities that have pumped greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Paris 2015 was a crucial conference as it needed to reach a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C 

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Scotland's Response to Climate Change  

Scotland Our Climate Action Story

Scotland is at the forefront of national responses to climate change. Keep Scotland Beautiful supports the leadership being show by Scotland and supports the range of legislation and policies brought forward to address climate change. This section includes Scotland Our Climate Action Story - A film by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

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Our Response to Climate Change  

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We are committed to demonstrating leadership and action on climate change. This includes in areas where the charity has direct control and where it has influence and an enabling role. 

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Your Voice Beyond Paris 

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Our analysis of the Paris Agreement with relation to the priorities of people in Scotland. 

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As a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition we invite the people of Scotland to participate in an online climate debate. 

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Take Action on Climate Change  


Keep Scotland Beautiful urges communities, young people, individuals and organisations to redouble their efforts to tackle climate change and has collated a number of actions you can take to help Scotland meet its climate change targets.  

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