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Planning Scotland’s transport future in a climate emergency

The new National Transport Strategy must put limits on our damaging travel habits.

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Bus companies refuse money to battle air pollution

Millions of pounds of public funding aimed at improving air pollution goes unspent as bus companies demand more money.

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Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge 2019

Find out how we fared in the Sustrans Journey Challenge

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Who will really benefit from the new Air Departure Tax?

MSPs will today approve the Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill, giving the Scottish ministers the power to set air travel tax for the first time. But who will be the winners and losers be from these changes?

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Scotland needs to build on climate success

We need much tougher climate targets if we are to meet our promises under the Paris Agreement.

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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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Transport needs to go back to the drawing board on climate change

Transport is the largest sector of climate emissions for Scotland. Unfortunately, the Government department responsible don't seem to have any innovative thinking on how to head off demand or encourage walking, cycling or public transport.

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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 – 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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