Scotland will soon be hosting many countries at COP26 to discuss environmental concerns and problems. The current nationalist government in Scotland has already been pursuing renewable energy policies. Its agreement with the Scottish Green Party makes it more convenient for an independent Scotland to tackle the global climate challenge.
In November 2021, the heads of states or their representatives will meet in Scotland to discuss measures to tackle the climate challenge. COP26 stands for the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the 196 countries, plus the European Union, who ratified the treaty in 1992. Representatives at the COP26 in Scotland will demonstrate their political commitments to reassure that they want to stop global warming.
Other than political leaders and economic officials, non-governmental organisations and business leaders will also be present at COP26 to engage in days of negotiations and exchange of ideas. Member countries of the 2015 Paris Agreement will be updating their national climate action plans at COP26. Countries who had signed the Paris Agreement had agreed to set global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius to avoid climate change catastrophes.
Scottish Greens Have Ideas and Political Power to Tackle Climate Change
The power-sharing agreement between the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Scottish Green Party intends to build a greener and fairer independent Scotland through cooperation. The deal between the two parties made it possible for the pro-independence parties to hold the majority in Holyrood (Scottish Parliament) and pursue their shared goals robustly. The Scottish Green Party highlighted tackling climate and natural emergencies and building a greener, more compassionate country.
Green activists assert that it is not enough to hold ideas about climate and the environment, but they need political powers to deliver the picture. The first time power-sharing with a green party in the United Kingdom could be a turning point for a greener nation. They plan to decarbonise the country, extend its railway network and increase the onshore wind capacity to go net zero.
Scottish Green Party Works Well on Green Transport
Last summer, the Scottish Green Party worked at Holyrood on environmentally friendly issues. It made efforts to devote ten per cent of the entire transport budget to promoting walking and cycling. The Greens have been trying to create green jobs and green energy resources in Scotland; they are replacing fossil fuel facilities with environmentally friendly jobs.
The Scottish government, with the help and encouragement of the Scottish Green Party, environmental groups, and activists, have reinforced the environmental ‘acquis communautaire’ with the EU and concluded that tackling the climate challenge is a significant concern today. According to ecological campaigners, an independent Scotland could be a fantastic example of the sort of changes that are required for protecting our planet. The power-sharing between the SNP and Scottish Green Party could form a tremendous green movement shortly with great green results.
Scotland Can Tackle Energy Crisis with Renewable Resources
The Scottish Green Party has had several achievements at Holyrood’s previously. They have tried to make the taxation system fairer; they have introduced protection for Scotland’s environment, particularly the mountains and protected marine areas to safeguard them from the search industry. The party has put back half a million pounds of SNP cuts into local councils, protecting services like swimming pools and libraries.
There is accessible public transport like free buses available for the under-22s this autumn, and the Greens have increased free school meals for all pupils at primary schools from next year. After the recent national energy crisis, the Scottish Greens have encouraged people to fight for the planet and pursued policies of this kind in parliament. The Scottish Greens have reminded that Scotland can produce renewable energy and that proper infrastructures will create self-sufficiency.
Green Activists Pursue Official Efforts for Climate Change
Non-governmental green groups and green activists have also made strenuous efforts to tackle environmental challenges in Scotland. In recent years, a group of ecological activists chained themselves to the Scottish Parliament to advocate comprehensive action over climate change. A group called the Extinction Rebellion sent keys to each of the political parties at Holyrood to force MSPs to discuss green policies. Ministers and lawmakers have worked hard to meet targets, but it is not enough and the pace to act accordingly must be accelerated. Stop Climate Chaos Scotland contains 60 civil society organisations that campaign for climate change. The coalition believes that the Scottish government should take intense action to tackle climate change and support climate justice worldwide. This coalition was established in 2007 to provide a robust civil society voice for developing Scotland’s law on climate change and the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, and still actively works for a greener world.
Today, climate change is a global concern and every state can help tackle this problem fast and vigorously with international assistance. Scotland is ambitious on climate change and can be a global leader in tackling this. It is one of the world’s richer countries with substantial renewable energy resources, but cannot act strongly because it lacks an independent status in the international community. Although the Scottish National Party and the Scottish Green Party do not have an independent voice globally, both parties are in power at the national level. They have the political position to shape their political discourse on climate change.
The pro-independence Greens can help gain the agreement of other nations and influence tackling climate change at the global level. The Greens have done essential work at the Scottish Parliament and greatly assist the SNP in following environmental policies. Scotland will soon host the COP26 conference in Glasgow and many countries from the four corners of the world will attend to talk about what they have done for climate change and suggestions to tackle the challenge.