We the undersigned write to express our support for Scotland’s Climate Assembly and the recommendations for action it has submitted to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament.

The Assembly’s recommendations and conclusions are innovative and ambitious. They are also realistic and achievable – as long as they are matched by political will. Scotland now has a mandate from its people to provide genuine global leadership on climate change.

As the Assembly makes clear, the climate emergency affects all of us and requires immediate action from government, industry, NGOs, CSOs and communities across Scottish society.

Through the Climate Assembly, ordinary people from across the country have laid the foundations of a strategic vision and urgent plan of action for Scotland to deliver on its climate change commitments. Policy-makers need to take heed of both the Assembly’s specific recommendations and the spirit of their report. Clarity on a national strategy that delivers on the Climate Assembly’s level of ambition will make all the difference.

The Assembly, with over 100 members, found common ground for both driving cuts in emissions and adapting to a changing climate - despite coming from diverse backgrounds and holding different views. This charter shows there is a groundswell of support across the country for the actions the Assembly has proposed.

As the Assembly said in their Statement of Ambition, “As a nation we have the opportunity to be pioneers, by taking immediate action to empower our next generations to lead sustainable lives by setting up the framework now.”


Click Here to Sign Scotland's Civic Charter on Climate



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Professor of Sustainable Consumption,

University of Stirling

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Professor of Food, Climate and Society,

University of York

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CEO, Community Resources Network Scotland

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Director, Futures & Analytics Research Hub,

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Lecturer in Climate Risk and Resilience,

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Head of Policy and Research,

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Academic Lead on Democratic Innovation,

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Edinburgh University

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Chief Executive,

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Leader, Iona Community

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Neil Hay

Chief Executive, Space

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Director, Living Streets Scotland

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Director, Centre for Climate Justice

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Josh Littlejohn

Co-founder, Social Bite

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Scotland's Climate Assembly Stewarding Group

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Former President NFUS

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Val McDermid 

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Scotland's Climate Assembly Stewarding Group

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Director, John Gilbert Architects

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Daisy Narayanan

The City of Edinburgh Council

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Director, Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland

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Chief Officer, Scotland's Towns Partnership

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Chair in Carbon Management and Education,

University of Edinburgh

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Chief Executive, Royal Scottish Geographical Society

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Chair in Plant and Soil Science,

University of Aberdeen

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Convener, Transition Edinburgh

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Professor of Social Ecology & Ecological Economics,

University of Leeds

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Professor Iain Stewart 

Communications Lead, Scotland’s Climate Assembly

Professor of Geoscience Communication, University of Plymouth

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Professor Jane Suiter

Professor of Political Communication, 

Dublin City University

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Sara Thiam

CEO, Scottish Council for Development and Industry

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John Ward

Founder and Managing Director,

Pengwern Associates

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Director, Institute for Employment Research,

University of Warwick

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Professor of Sociology of Organisations,

University of Edinburgh

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Director, North Edinburgh Arts