Stop Climate Chaos Cymru Coalition meets Assembly Members

Stop Climate Chaos Cymru (SCCC) is a coalition of influential organisations based in Wales who work together to mobilise our supporters and others across Wales to bring about changes to help tackle the climate crisis. 

The organisations include: CAFOD, Centre for Alternative Technology, Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam Cymru, RSPB, Size of Wales, Tearfund, Wales Wildlife Trust, Women’s Institute and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs. 

A decade to turn things around
The world is hitting record-breaking temperatures and the poorest communities are being affected the most. The devastating decline in biodiversity is set to wipe out a million species. Our oceans are choking in plastic and our children are breathing toxic air. The science is clear, and Wales is feeling the impact.

This is not a future problem: the time is now.

SCCC met with Assembly Members on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Ty Hywel, Senedd to ask that the political response in Wales needs to be stronger and faster.

Recent research named Cardiff as one of the world’s most at risk cities globally from global warming.   And Wales’ consumption of natural resources if far beyond what its population size can justify: Wales exceeds safe limits for the consumption of carbon dioxide by 455%.

The latest IPCC report makes it clear that rapid, transformational action in the next decade is crucial. Wales’ recent declaration of a climate emergency must be matched with an appropriate response.

This year the 2015 Paris Agreement comes into force and the UK prepares to host COP26 in Glasgow in November, the biggest conference since the Paris Agreement; and Welsh Government comes to the end of its first carbon budgeting period (2016-20) under the Environment Act 2016 and will be developing its low carbon plan for 2021-25.

What are we asking of Wales?

  • that it acts in its domestic policy to do its fair share in the global picture to achieve equitable and rapid emissions reductions, both domestic and consumption
  • acts to ensure that wellbeing, sustainability and principles of global equity are at the forefront of its international policy.

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, attended the conference and spoke about the importance of urgent climate action and how Wales can make real progress in 2020.

The AMS were lobbied to do everything in their power to maximise action for our climate, nature and people, in Wales and globally.

The following were suggested next steps:

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This Valentine’s Day wear a green heart!

SHOW THE LOVE – 5 – 29 February 2020

Every year on Valentine’s Day, our colleagues at the Climate Coalition discuss love and climate change.

And every year CAFOD joins the Show the Love campaign to start conversations about how some of the things that we love the most are affected by a rapidly changing climate.  Many of us wear a green heart to start a conversation about the climate crisis.  Will you join us to show that taking action on climate change is a top priority?

In the past year we have seen for ourselves the impacts of climate change here in the UK – some of us on our own doorstep.  Record breaking temperatures in February and a heatwave in July, torrential downpours that caused flash flooding, declining numbers of wildlife in our local green spaces…

Two-thirds of people of British people say they want to do more to tackle climate change – but don’t know where to start. So share your story about what you want to protect from being destroyed by climate change #SHOWTHELOVE

Climate change impacts every aspect of our lives but can be seen as something that is happening far away.

You can motivate your friends, your parish, your school, your neighbours, your family to take action by highlighting the effects on your local community.

Talk about the positive impact of everyone using their voice.

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Help turn Wales’ heart green this Valentine’s Day

thunderclap_infographic_wide_50Stop Climate Chaos Cymru Coalition, of which CAFOD is a member, is calling on supporters to help turn Wales’ Heart green this February to #ShowTheLove for all the places and things they appreciate, love and cherish and want to protect from the effects climate change.

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