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Changing Scotland’s material use: a year of progress

In 2022, people across Scotland have been busily planning how to create a circular economy and it’s great that we’ve started to see progress in changing how we use materials in Scotland.

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COP27: Outcomes from the climate talks and what it means for action in Scotland

What happened at the talks in Egypt and how it will impact our work at home.

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The best Black Friday deal this year: spend nothing

The scale of discounts on offer this Black Friday is designed to create a feeding frenzy of consumerism.

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Lessons from the Braer disaster

Braer Oil Spill Anniversary reminds us of the danger of the fossil fuel industry

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Forward and back on climate

Good climate commitments are being undermined by UK and Scottish Government faith in far-off technical fixes.

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Tough times for Big Oil

The UK and Scottish Governments should set oil and gas production firmly on a trajectory to its end over the next decade, with an accompanying Just Transition strategy.

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Marrakech blog – still waiting for action on climate change

For a while this meeting looked like it might be that rarest of things, a UN climate conference that actually finished on time rather than running into Saturday or even Sunday. But, true to UN form, talks broke down last night.

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Campaign stories: International Festival drops BP

The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) is no longer taking sponsorship from BP: a great victory which draws to a close an inspiring 10 month campaign.

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Closure of Longannet: End of coal, the beginning of the end for fossil fuels in Scotland

Find out more about our work to make Scotland fossil free within a generation at www.fossilfree.scot

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Happy (B)anniversary: One year on from the fracking moratorium

One year ago today, the Scottish Government took the plunge and announced a moratorium on shale gas fracking and coalbed methane. Although at the time there was a huge amount…

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Out, damned logo! Theatrical protest comes to Edinburgh Fest

By Jess Worth, BP or Not BP I never thought I was the kind of person who invaded stages. Raised by a Shakespeare buff, bookish in the extreme, my younger…

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The Budget and the Environment

On the face of it George Osborne’s Budget doesn’t say much about the environment. But if you dig into the details there is plenty to show that David Cameron’s claim…

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