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Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone is coming

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone coming into force is a big campaign win. Find out about how it will work to reduce air pollution in the city.

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Scottish climate activists protest Equinor’s record-breaking profits

The campaign against the Norwegian company behind the Rosebank oil project is heating up

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Gracie Bradley announced as new Director

Gracie brings experience, enthusiasm and commitment to justice.

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Last week, en route to a meeting of NGOs to discuss tar sands campaigning, I met up with two of our ex-interns in Brussels to catch up and see how…

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Full house at Richard Wilkinson lecture

Earlier this week Friends of the Earth Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Business School brought Richard Wilkinson – co-author with Kate Pickett of The Spirit Level – to Edinburgh…

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A budget for the climate?

Duncan McLaren reviews today’s Scottish Government budget and new climate change plans. Today in Holyrood pretty much all eyes were on the Scottish Government’s budget. Would John Swinney pull off…

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Access to Environmental Justice petition handed in

Our Access to Environmental Justice Campaign picked up pace last week as we dropped by the Scottish Parliament to hand in our petition asking the Parliament to investigate the barriers…

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Greener, healthier and wealthier: 42% Better

Duncan McLaren reflects on the media response to our new report 42% Better. Today one of my colleagues pointed out that when he came to work for Friends of the…

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Browner than Gordon?

Far from being the ‘greenest government ever’ this administration is proving browner than Gordon. It seems set to increase future burdens on the state, exacerbate inequalities and undermine potential for green growth.

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REDD: Good or Bad?

There have lots of mutterings about a mechanism called REDD (reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) at the conference on Forests, Biodiversity and Indigenous People that I’m at in Penang, Malaysia But is it a good thing or a bad thing?

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Ecological Equity, Sharing the Stories, Reclaiming our Rights

“When policy makers see the forest, they don’t see people,” says Nnimmo Bassey, Chairman of Friends of the Earth International as he opens the conference on Forests, Biodiversity and Indigenous…

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How much is 100%?

In the last week we’ve seen the Scottish Government raise its target for renewable energy generation to 80% of total Scottish consumption by 2020, and subsequently the First Minister claim…

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