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No Ambition for Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone

Let's improve these weak air pollution proposals.

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Tackling the plastic waste mountain

Taking the small steps needed on the path to a circular economy.

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2017: what we achieved

Looking past Trump and Brexit, 2017 was a fantastic year for progress in protecting Scotland’s environment.

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The greenest ever Programme for Government?

Scotland's new Programme for Government contains a number of very significant steps forward on climate change and the environment.

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The environmental dimension of Brexit

The European Union is far from perfect but it has been the source of almost all environmental legislation and standards in Scotland. 

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Scotland needs to build on climate success

We need much tougher climate targets if we are to meet our promises under the Paris Agreement.

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Car obsessed transport policy has to change

Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan is supposed to show how each sector of the economy is going to help cut overall emissions by 66% by 2030. Traffic predictions suggest transport isn't planning on doing its fair share.

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Transport needs to go back to the drawing board on climate change

Transport is the largest sector of climate emissions for Scotland. Unfortunately, the Government department responsible don't seem to have any innovative thinking on how to head off demand or encourage walking, cycling or public transport.

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Let’s be climate leaders in 2017

Many people would rather forget 2016 and its catalogue of mistakes, disasters and deaths. The election of Trump poses a real threat to environmental progress and climate action. Richard looks ahead to a busy 2017 for climate campaigning and getting Scotland on the path to a fossil free future.

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