Jubilee Scotland was born out of the campaigns of the late 90’s that pushed for the need to address unjust and unpayable debts in the poorest countries – the word ‘jubilee’ itself refers to debt relief. Today – 20 years later – debt remains a hindrance to positive development around the world.
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Here at Jubilee Scotland, we are determined to continue to put pressure on the Scottish Government and private creditors to offer some relief to Global South countries who are suffering at the hands of unjust debt. The UK’s COP Presidency continues until the end of 2022, meaning the Scottish Government’s role as an influential advocate likewise continues.
Jubilee Scotland’s Campaign Director, Line Kikkenborg Christensen, talks us through a week in the Blue Zone at COP26. I have joined the SCCS delegation at COP26 in Glasgow to help spread the messages from the Glasgow Climate Dialogues communiqué throughout the Blue Zone (the area which only Ministers, government officials and other accredited individuals […]
Whilst Jubilee Scotland welcomes Finance and Loss & Damage (L&D) being respectfully acknowledged at COP26 this November as well as it being recognised in the first cover draft agreement; we would still like to be hearing more conversations around debt by world leaders and their delegates.
The Jubilee Scotland team ventured to Glasgow on the 5th of November to join the Fridays for Future march. The energy was high and we were surrounded by 30,000 people of all ages. It was amazing to see so many young people, especially children, so passionate and engaged in fighting the climate crisis. The Jubilee […]
We have collated some of the finance highlights from COP26 so far and have put together a short video to remind ourselves exactly what we mean by ‘climate finance’ and how it is impacting those in the Global South.
The discussion involved data analysis and insight into the impact of debt on Global South countries amidst a pandemic and a climate emergency from Iolanda, as well as powerful insight into the direct and detrimental impact of debt on Zambia from Eugene. Marilyn Croser followed these powerful words by discussing the actions Jubilee Scotland are taking in our campaign to Cancel Unjust Debt.
190 organisations, including Jubilee Scotland, have released a joint statement calling on world leaders to tackle the interrelated climate and debt crises that are blighting the lives of people in the poorest countries.
the Glasgow Climate Dialogues provided a platform for Global South experts to engage with key actors in Scotland ahead of COP 26. Jubilee Scotland played a key role in organising the dialogues, which were held in recognition of the disproportionate impact of climate change on the Global South and the need for Global South voices and priorities to be central to the summit.
Want to learn more about climate and debt? Jubilee Scotland’s free webinar will explore the links between climate change and debt, including how these dual crises are affecting people in Scotland’s international development partner countries.
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 […]