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October

2018

Climate

IPCC climate report reaction

Environmental campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to scale up action on climate change, in response to the UN climate report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C’ is the strongest warning yet of the dangers the world faces if rapid and far-reaching

06

October

2018

Climate

UN climate report should fuel increased ambition in Scotland

Ahead of a key UN report on Monday, environmental campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to scale up Scotland’s action on climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C is widely expected to say that all governments need to ramp up action over the ne

03

October

2018

Air Pollution

Bus passengers protest outside Scottish Parliament to demand publicly-owned buses

Campaigners will protest outside the Scottish Parliament today in support of public ownership of buses, as the Transport Bill is discussed inside. The Bill is being reviewed by the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, and today will hear evidence from bus experts. Campaigners arguing for public ownership say that private

27

September

2018

Climate Energy Just Transition

BP North Sea Oil development ‘reckless’ for climate

Responding to the approval of the BP North Sea Vorlich development by the Oil and Gas Authority, Friends of the Earth Scotland Director Dr Richard Dixon commented, “This approval of this new North Sea development by BP is a reckless decision that is incompatible with efforts to tackle climate change. This oil needs to stay

24

September

2018

Climate

Shetland gas discovery is a total disaster for the climate

Responding to the announcement by Total of a major gas discovery off the coast of Shetland, Friends of the Earth Scotland Director Dr Richard Dixon commented, “This exploitation of this new gas discovery off the coast of Shetland is incompatible with a country and a world that takes climate action seriously. The world canno

24

September

2018

Air Pollution

Welcome for 20mph Bill that could bring safer streets and cleaner air

Environmental campaigners have welcomed the launch of a Private Member’s Bill tabled by Mark Ruskell MSP today which would change the default speed limit in urban areas from 30mph to 20mph. Friends of the Earth Scotland Air Pollution Campaigner Emilia Hanna said: “20mph zones make our streets safer and fairer for every

17

September

2018

Air Pollution

Edinburgh Transport Plans Could Tackle Deadly Air Pollution

Environmental campaigners have today welcomed a public consultation which would transform Edinburgh’s transport systems and address the capital’s deadly and illegal levels of air pollution. The plans ask the public for their views on the city centre transformation, the city mobility plan, and low emission zones. Commen

13

September

2018

Just Transition

Trade Unions and Environmentalists look forward to working with Just Transition Commission Chair

A coalition of trade unions and environmental organisations has responded to the Scottish Government’s announcement of Professor Jim Skea as Chair of the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Commission. [1] Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and co-chair of the Just Transit

04

September

2018

Air Pollution Climate Just Transition

Reaction: Programme for Government 2018

Reacting to the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, Friends of the Earth Scotland's Director Dr Richard Dixon said: "Last year’s Programme for Government was the greenest ever and this year’s was never going to be as good on the environment, but the announcements today are a mixed bag. “There is good ne