Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face in Scotland and globally. We have world leading climate change legislation, legislation that UNISON Scotland members were important in helping achieve, including through our work with the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition. The targets for carbon reduction adopted in that Act have never been met. What is needed now is for the Scottish Government to convert the intentions outlined in the legislation into action. Austerity must not be allowed to be used as an excuse to drop or downgrade actions to tackle climate change. Tackling climate change is an opportunity not a cost.