Why we collapsed a huge house of cards outside the Scottish Parliament
Despite the clear evidence of climate breakdown, the Scottish Government is considering approving the building of a new gas burning power station in Peterhead.
Scotland’s council pension funds pour £2bn into fossil fuel industry
£2 billion from council pension funds in Scotland is invested in fossil fuel companies, including some of the world’s worst polluters.
Let’s bring Strathclyde’s buses back into public control
Along with trade unions, health and poverty charities, student groups and more, we’re campaigning for buses in the Strathclyde region to be taken back into public control so that they are run for passengers, not for profit.
EU departure means a tough fight to protect our environment
In 1993 the Norwegian Environment Minister called John Gummer, the UK Environment Secretary, a drittsekk – a shitbag– because of the massive impact on Scandinavian lakes and forest of acid…
International Women’s Day Statement
On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2016, we raise our voices in indignation at the brutal murder of our sister Berta Cáceres – indigenous Lenca leader, community organiser, grassroots feminist…
The Aarhus Convention
The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters is an inspirational UN treaty that establishes critical environmental rights. Kofi Annan,…
Time to get Aarhus in order: access to justice in environmental matters in Scotland
This blog was first published in Scottish Justice Matters Volume 3:1 March 2015 Ten years on from the ratification of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access…
Climate crisis in overtime
‘We are here to implement the Convention, not to re-write it’. The words of India’s Environment Minister neatly sum up the position of global South countries as the UN climate…
Government stalling on Aarhus compliance?
The Scottish Government’s proposals for new rules of court on Protective Expense Orders published last month are as disappointing as they are late. Codification of the rules of court on…
The Hunterston coal power proposal and access to environmental justice in Scotland
The Hunterston case was brought by Marco McGinty, a bird-watcher from Largs who visits the site on an almost daily basis. With the support from a number of NGOs, including Friends of the Earth Scotland, the local community and a solicitor called Frances McCArtney, Marco lodged a judicial review in September 2009 against the Scottish Government over the inclusion of Hunterston in the second National Planning Framework.
The Supreme Court intervention: hand-delivering two boxes full of 15 lever arch files
On Monday afternoon, around four o’clock I received a text from Juliet Swann asking if there was any chance that I’d be viagra vendita on line italia up for a…
Access to environmental justice: The Supreme Court intervention