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September

2020

Just Transition

Scotland’s politicians must turn the tide on ‘unjust transition’

The Just Transition Partnership has today (25/9/20) unveiled its demands for political party manifestos ahead of next year's Scottish elections, to protect the existing workforce and deliver on green jobs promises needed to meet climate commitments in the next parliament. The Partnership, a coalition of trade unions and envir

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September

2020

Climate

Scottish Government told that burning trees is not a climate solution

The Scottish Government has been warned that burning trees is not a realistic solution to climate change. Environment and conservation groups have written to Ministers to share their grave concerns about plans to generate energy by burning trees and crops while trying to capture the emissions produced - known as Bioenergy with C

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September

2020

Climate

Climate Strike Anniversary reminds us of public demand for climate action

Today (Sunday 20 September) marks one year since the 2019 Climate Strikes, the largest climate protest in Scottish history. Over 40,000 children and adults took to the streets to demand increased action from Governments to reduce emissions in line with climate science. Businesses and charities declared their support for the stri

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September

2020

Air Pollution Transport

Welcome for LEZ cash to get polluting vehicles off the road

Environmental campaigners have welcomed the news that the Scottish Government has launched a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Mobility Fund, offering cash incentives and vouchers, to get the most polluting vehicles off Scotland’s roads. Air pollution claims around 2,500 lives in Scotland each year but in August 2020 the Scottish Gov

15

September

2020

Climate Just and Green Recovery

Advisor calls for climate conditions to recovery funding from Government

The Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change today said that Ministers should attach green conditions to loan or grant finance to help companies with the recovery from coronavirus. Chris Stark was giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee this morning abo

15

September

2020

Air Pollution Transport

Transport statistics show the urgent need for walking and cycling investment

Figures released today show an increasing number of people in Scotland were walking to work and school in 2019. Campaigners say this shows there is a demand for safer pedestrian and cycling environments. The Scottish Household Surveys which make up this annual report show a continuing year-on-year increase in car ownership an

09

September

2020

Climate

UN Report: Climate Change has not been stopped by coronavirus

Environmental campaigners have responded to the United in Science 2020 Report, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization which brings together the latest updates on climate science from key global organizations. The report highlighted how emissions are returning to pre-pandemic levels after a temporary decline caused

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September

2020

Climate Just Transition

BP ‘greenwash’ with Aberdeen Council while looking for more oil

Environmental campaigners have criticised the news that Aberdeen City Council is seeking advice on reducing climate emissions from fossil fuel producer BP. Last week BP were awarded three licences to look for more climate-wrecking oil and gas in UK waters, critically undermining their claims about transitioning away from fossil

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September

2020

Climate Just Transition

New Oil and Gas permits speed us towards climate breakdown

Environmental campaigners have reacted with outrage to the announcement that the UK Government has granted 113 licences for 65 companies to search for more oil and gas in the North Sea. Fossil fuels are the key driver of climate change and the UK is set to exceed its fair share of oil and gas under the Paris Agreement. Friend