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The fight to Stop Rosebank continues

The UK Government has shown its priority is to protect the profits of the oil industry, rather than helping people during a cost of living crisis.

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What I learned from writing the new Friends of the Earth Scotland strategy

When I was recruited to be Friends of the Earth Scotland Director, it was with a pretty enormous brief: developing a new organisational strategy to ensure that Scotland plays its…

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Edinburgh marches to end fossil fuels!

We marched together to demand a fair and fast transition to renewable energy that protects workers and communities

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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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Cycling for the climate on a Sunday in September

I like cycling. I really do. There’s a large sense of satisfaction to be had in knowing that you’re powering your own means of transport, and I look good in…

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