The Climate Debt emergency is being recognised more and more on the lead up to COP26 this November. Discussions at the 2021 UN General Assembly were encouraging. There are a growing number of countries making public calls for reform of the international financial architecture (including a debt workout mechanism and debt restructuring), debt cancellation and […]
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Ahead of the UN climate conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow later this year, Jubilee Scotland stands by Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) and allies; Afrodad, APMDD, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Global Justice Now, and Latindadd, in outlining the steps global decision-makers must take on debt if we are to address the climate crisis.
Zambia’s debt payments to private banks will render Scotland’s aid funding to the country “virtually insignificant”, campaigners warn, as they prepare to protest outside debt-holding banks in Edinburgh… read more here.
Ahead of COP 26, we are calling on the Scottish Government to speak up on the issue of climate debt, and to push other governments and private lenders to agree a green recovery plan. Read our briefing for MSPs here.
Scotland will host a series of high-profile talks with representatives of the Global South in the run-up to the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow. The Glasgow Climate Dialogues will give policymakers and civil society members in Scotland the chance to hear directly from people living in some of the countries that are severely impacted […]
After implementing an application process for COP26 delegates to apply for Covid-19 vaccinations, one could have been misled into believing that the UK government would do anything to achieve the “most inclusive [COP] ever” – a bold statement amidst a pandemic to begin with, and an even bolder one now as we find ourselves in September and past the threshold of potential ‘full’ vaccinations for delegates.
Group of charities welcome Scottish Government’s publication of climate plans ‒ but urge stronger, faster action overall. Today, 23/07/2021, the Scottish Government has published a snapshot of its existing climate policy in an indicative Nationally Determined Contribution (iNDC), ahead of the UN climate conference COP26 due this November in Glasgow. Scotland is not a party […]
Even before Covid-19, the debt burden of poorer countries was increasing, with 64 poorer countries spending more money on debt repayments than healthcare in early 2020. Since 2010, average debt repayments by global south governments have increased by 85 per cent. Over many years, debt campaigners in all parts of the world have called on […]
The Conference of Parties, or COP, is the decision-making body in charge of monitoring and reviewing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s implementation, with the goal of “stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” COP meetings happen annually and bring together […]
Jubilee Scotland is one of the many organisations that support the Climate Scotland campaign! This campaign is focused on demonstrating to leaders of the country that many people in Scotland want strong and meaningful action to tackle the climate and nature emergency. Climate Scotland is a partnership campaign of over 20 organisations (and counting), bringing […]
Do you live in the central belt of Scotland and have space to host a guest? You can help support the climate justice movement at COP26 from the comfort of your own home. The COP26 Homestay Network, developed by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and the COP26 Coalition, has launched. We are calling on our […]