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How we created a new climate justice resource for young people

Young Friends of the Earth Scotland has just launched it’s brand new intro to climate justice booklet – created by young people, for young people. This easy to read A5…

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YFoES Climate Justice Reading List

We’ve compiled this list of resources to go along with our Introduction to Climate Justice booklet to help you to keep exploring different elements of climate justice. It’s a mix…

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The SNP manifesto’s climate and nature policies – the verdict

Does the SNP have good green policies? We’ve analysed their 2024 manifesto to find out if they deserve yo

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Open Letter to the Scottish Government

We, an alliance of groups from Scottish communities directly or indirectly at risk from the unconventional gas extraction industry, have come together to call on the Scottish Government to follow…

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Reinvent Our Economy Conference, Glasgow: Wrap-up and Resources

In 2014 Friends of the Earth Scotland and our partners held an ambitious conference in Glasgow called ‘Re-Inventing Our Economy For People and the Planet: An Enquiry About Alternative Sustainable Economic Policy’. This blog brings together useful resources and multimedia explaining ideas and proposals from the event.

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Climate Summit: World Leaders Fiddle While Planet Burns

One week before world leaders gather in New York for their Climate Summit, Friends of the Earth International warns that the September 23 ‘talking shop’ will only see leaders fiddling…

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Dear IGas…

We understand that there is a clause in your contract to acquire Dart Energy that enables you to ditch the deal if planning permission for the company’s flagship commercial coalbed…

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#NoTTIP National Day of Action

A series of events are planned across the UK and Ireland on Saturday 12th July to say no to the proposed EU-US trade deal. The deal being negotiated between the…

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Not worth the Fracking risk

Scotland is an increasingly unattractive prospect for the shale industry, with low headline gas estimates and even smaller potential returns. This is good news for the large number of communities…

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Volveremos: we’re back!

This morning a broad coalition of civil society groups from around the world symbolically walked back in to the UN Climate talks in Bonn. In December, we walked out of…

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Climate change is a moral and ethical issue – it’s not about bean counting

A guest blog from Mike Childs, Head of Policy, Research and Science, ahead of the publication of the IPCC report on climate mitigation this Sunday.  It’s a common insult: someone…

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Inquiry day 12 – Orson Welles, public data and buffer zones

Today we spent a long time picking over Dart’s Waste Management Plan, including a lunch-time huddle on whether the development was an extractive waste area, an extractive waste facility or…

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