Dear MSP,

You may recall that we wrote to you in November to call for cross-party support for urgent climate action, and inviting you to visit our event outside the Scottish Parliament on the 23rd November to collect paperboats carrying messages of climate hope written by people from across Scotland. Only Six MSPs replied to our invitation.

We are instead delivering those paperboat messages directly to the MSPs at the Scottish Parliament, who represent the constituencies where the messages were collected.

You can read the full list of Climate Hopes here.

It is clear that the people of Scotland are desperately worried about the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change. Messages written by children highlight the critical importance of clean air, nature and green space to the younger generation, but also how worried they are about climate change and plastic pollution.

Messages from adults overwhelmingly support an acceleration of ambition on climate action, a rapid transition away from the use of fossil fuels, opposition to new oil and gas in the North Sea, affordable green energy, better public transport, green jobs, rewilding of upland landscapes, and a just transition for the Global South.

It is clear that tackling the root causes of climate change along with building climate resilience, is a priority for Scotland’s people. It will improve the quality of life for all and secure the future that our children so desperately need.

In light of these messages, we are urging MSPs of all parties to add their names in support of the recent motion (S6M-11419) submitted to the Scottish Parliament by Mercedes Villalba MSP: Towards a Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty.

You can read more about the treaty and why it is important, here.

We sincerely hope that you take heed of these messages. As our political leaders, we need you to unite behind a commitment to our young people and place urgent climate action at the heart of all future decision-making.


The Paperboats Collective

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