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October

2019

Air Pollution Transport

Transport Bill delivers suite of new powers to Councils to tackle Climate Emergency

The Transport Bill passed today (10/10/19) contains a raft of new powers for councils which campaigners say must now be used to cut climate emissions from how we travel around. Stage 3 of the Bill saw MSPs debating amendments relating to low emission zones, council-run bus services, pavement parking, and workplace parking levy p

09

October

2019

Air Pollution Transport

Transport Bill reaction:Workplace Parking Levy, Low Emission Zones and Buses

The Scottish Parliament has failed to take the urgent action required to cut air pollution and reduce climate emissions as it voted on amendments to the Transport Bill, say environmental campaigners. The Transport Bill sets out the legal provisions for Low Emission Zones in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and Dundee. MSPs agree

09

October

2019

Air Pollution Transport

Transport Bill will be first real test of climate commitments, say campaigners

The final stage of the Transport Bill today (9/10/19) affords politicians an opportunity to take real action on climate targets, say campaigners. The Stage 3 debate will see MSPs voting on amendments relating to low emission zones, council-run bus services, pavement parking, and workplace parking levy powers. The vote comes j

03

October

2019

Fracking

Scottish Government confirm ‘no support for fracking’

The Scottish Government has today (Thursday 3 October) announced a final position of 'no support' for fracking. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse confirmed in Parliament that the Government's position will be upheld by policy levers rather than the legislative ban that frontline communities and campaigners have long called for.

01

October

2019

Fracking

Minister set to announce final decision on fracking

Environmental campaigners are calling for the Scottish Government to implement a legal ban on fracking, to put the issue to rest once and for all. The call came as Ministers are preparing to make a statement to Parliament on Thursday 3rd October. This statement is scheduled for exactly two years from the day of a statement to

27

September

2019

Climate Divestment

Civil society groups call on new CEO to make RBS banking sector ‘climate leader’

Thirty-one civil society groups from around the world have sent an open letter to Alison Rose

26

September

2019

Divestment

MSPs say tackling climate crisis must be in founding legislation of Scotland’s new public bank

In a debate in the Scottish Parliament today MSPs from all five parties said they want the Scottish National Investment Bank to focus on the climate emergency. Liberal Democrats and the Scottish Greens went further, specifically stating that the Bill to create a Scottish National Investment Bank must be amended to incorporate

25

September

2019

Climate Just Transition

Just Transition Partnership Statement in response to Climate Bill

Following the passing of the Climate Change Bill in the Scottish Parliament today, the Just Transition Partnership, a coalition of trade unions and environmental organisations, commented: Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress said: "The climate emergency is the biggest

25

September

2019

Air Pollution

Dundee pollution zone options are too limited and don’t reflect public need for action

Environmental campaigners have criticised the Low Emission Zone plans from Dundee City Council, as the Council prepares to launch a public consultation. Friends of the Earth Scotland say the options offered to Dundee residents are very limiting, and some of the options will be ineffective at tackling pollution and self-defeating