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Out of time on oil

A new report on the gap between the climate change goals and oil and gas ambitions shows that the current double-think can't go on.

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Circular Economy targets needed

Scotland has a very good reputation for our circular economy thinking but now is the time to make the idea a reality.

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Shell’s 50th anniversary in the North Sea – 50 years of climate change

Is there really much to celebrate as Shell reach 50 years of working in the North Sea?

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Car obsessed transport policy has to change

Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan is supposed to show how each sector of the economy is going to help cut overall emissions by 66% by 2030. Traffic predictions suggest transport isn't planning on doing its fair share.

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Let’s be climate leaders in 2017

Many people would rather forget 2016 and its catalogue of mistakes, disasters and deaths. The election of Trump poses a real threat to environmental progress and climate action. Richard looks ahead to a busy 2017 for climate campaigning and getting Scotland on the path to a fossil free future.

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Marrakech blog – still waiting for action on climate change

For a while this meeting looked like it might be that rarest of things, a UN climate conference that actually finished on time rather than running into Saturday or even Sunday. But, true to UN form, talks broke down last night.

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Marrakech blog – Paris Agreement gets going but much to resolve

Ministers and heads of state came to the COP today. Finance has been a big issue with rich nations shirking responsibilities and scepticism that more money or action will emerge.

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Marrakech blog – urgent action needed and still possible despite Trump

Yesterday at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech a broad coalition of development, union, faith and environment groups laid out their analysis of where the world is heading and the urgent action that is needed to meet the targets agreed at last year’s conference in Paris. The group includes ActionAid, Christian Aid, Friends of the...

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People Power bans Underground Coal Gasification

In a huge victory for people power, the Scottish Government has banned Underground Coal Gasification today. Almost a year ago to the day, the Government announced a moratorium on UCG following a groundswell of opposition to reckless proposals to set coal seams alight under the Firths of Forth and Solway. Simply the prospect of 2,000...

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