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Fighting back against carbon capture and hydrogen greenwash

We have been working hard to end the Scottish Government’s dangerous over-reliance on carbon capture and hydrogen in so called ‘negative emissions technologies.’

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Putting workers at the heart of a just transition away from oil and gas

We’ve been meeting with oil and gas workers, campaigning alongside trade unions to transform our economy and supporting communities on the frontline of the fossil fuels in Scotland.

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We went to Peterhead to talk to people about the new gas-fired power station

People stopped to discuss the fossil fuel industry, local employment, the climate crisis and the history of the Peterhead Power Station. 

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This year’s divestment campaign highlights

2022 has been an exciting year for our campaign to call on Scottish councils and MSPs to end their pension fund investments in fossil fuels. 

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Learning and building community at the Fossil Free Gathering

A look back at this year’s Fossil Free Gathering – a weekend of talks, workshops and discussions about divestment and climate justice.

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Will COP26 stop our governments from banking on fossil fuels?

As long as our banks, pensions and institutions continue to invest in fossil fuels, we are banking our future on their success – in COP26, but also in our national and local governments.

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Glasgow still has time to make history before COP26 by divesting from fossil fuels

Campaigners are urging councillors to agree on strong climate standards and a clear divestment timeline.

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How £1.2 billion of Scotland’s savings are fuelling the climate emergency

Scottish Council Pensions are still investing in major polluters – with devastating consequences for communities, climate and their finances.

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Fossil fuel industry spills money and power in year of tumult

2020 was a tough year to be a climate activist. Fortunately for the planet, it was an even worse year for the fossil fuel industry.

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Why did I become a divestment campaigner?

Lewis Coenen-Rowe, activist with Divest Strathclyde, discusses how campaigning has helped him overcome ‘eco-stress’ and build connections with others.

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Extinction Rebellion stage a die-in at Glasgow City Chambers

Is there a Climate Emergency in Glasgow or not ?

Glasgow has declared a Climate Emergency and will host this year’s UN climate talks but the city’s pension fund invest millions in fossil fuels.

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Glasgow takes action on £700 million fossil fuel cash stash

Activists uncovered over £700 million of polluting investments in Glasgow’s council pensions… but the tide may be turning on support for climate polluting investments.

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