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Incredible outfits shine a light on Scotland’s overconsumption

We put on a fashion show with outfits made from discarded materials to call on MSPs to support a circular economy.

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Gracie Bradley departs as Director

We are grateful for her important work which has helped ensure the organisation has a clear campaigning direction and is in a good place looking to the future.  

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The destruction of Palestine’s environment 

The war in Gaza has created a human and environmental catastrophe in what was one of the world’s poorest and most densely populated places.

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Our 35th birthday!

Birthday celebrations are happening today, as Scotland’s leading environmental campaign group mark their 35th anniversary. Ensuring justice for people and the environment has been the main objective of Friends of…

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From the front-line of anti-shale gas struggles – Guest blog

Antoine Simon and David Heller from Friends of the Earth Europe, travelled to the village of Pungeşti in Romania this weekend to observe and document the village’s resistance to shale…

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Reflection on the Life of Nelson Mandela: Guest Blog

By Bobby Peek, Director of groundWork (as hosted on Friends of the Earth South Africa blog) The environmental justice movement, and indeed my own environmental justice activism is grounded by…

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Guest blog from COP 19 – Jo O’Neill

Guest blog by Jo O’Neill (from SCIAF) written at COP 19 in Warsaw (Sunday 24th November 2013) In the dying hours of the climate talks last night activists took to…

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COP 19 in Warsaw – Jo O’Neill

Guest blog from Jo O’Neill, Policy Officer at SCIAF (Saturday 23rd November 2013, written from COP 19 in Warsaw) Here at the national football stadium in Warsaw, the COP has…

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Warsaw, Thursday 21 November 2013: It’s a COP19-out

It’s been brewing since Copenhagen 2009, and today it finally happened. An estimated 800+ civil society observers – led by groups from the global south – walked out of the…

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Blog 4: COP19 Warsaw – does it care?

The Polish Government has a funny sense of humour. Having plastered the COP19 slogan ‘I care’ all over Warsaw, in an intensely irritating font, it set about doing its best…

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Acronyms and Ambition, COP19 Warsaw 19 November

Today’s COP coverage is a guest blog from SCIAF’s Jo O’Neill  It is a process infamous for its breath-taking use of acronyms and today the UN climate negotiations acquired a…

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Blog 2: COP19, Warsaw 18 November 13

The Polish police are very useful to those of us with a poor sense of direction navigating between conference venues and demonstrations. It’s hard to miss the Robo-cop lookalikes with…

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