A busy year on the Climate Change front is ending with a very busy few days for Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie, who is Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, and the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party spokesperson on Climate Change.
Last week, Cathy confronted Alex Salmond at First Minister’s Questions, and later in the day, delivered her first speech as spokesperson at the end of a debate on Copenhagen. This week she is in Copenhagen for a busy three days at the Climate Change Conference – and keeping followers of her blog up to date with regular posts from the conference.
Cathy said: “The first few months of the year were very busy with the Climate Change Bill. I think that, working with the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, we strengthened the Scottish Bill and made it something that could be used by campaigners around the world. That’s certainly the impression I am getting from people I am meeting in Copenhagen.
“Of course delivering a strong Act was easy compared to putting what has been agreed into practice. So far, progress by the Scottish Government has not been very impressive, but I am determined to keep up the pressure on Ministers to get things moving. The longer we wait to act, the harder it will be to achieve targets.
“That is also applies to the discussions at the Copenhagen conference. It remains to be seen how things turn out. It is an uphill struggle to get an agreement that will work, but when the future of our planet depends on it, we have to pull out all the stops.”
Copenhagen Blog – https://cathypeattie.wordpress.com/tag/copenhagen/
First Minister’s Question – http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/officialReports/meetingsParliament/or-09/sor1210-02.htm#Col22101