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April

2021

Divestment

Climate activists celebrate Glasgow City Council support for campaign to end £500 million fossil fuel investment

[caption id="attachment_17234" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Extinction Rebellion Glasgow and Divest Strathcly

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April

2021

Waste

Campaigners welcome increased plastic bag charge 

Friends of the Earth Scotland has welcomed the increased single-use carrier bag charge. From today (Thursday 1st April), all retailers across Scotland must charge a minimum of 10p for each new single-use carrier bag used. The carrier bag charge was first introduced in Scotland in October 2014. In its first year, there was

31

March

2021

Climate Just and Green Recovery Transport

Green Jobs Recovery must be at the heart of election campaign

Campaigners have today (31/3/21) called for Scotland’s politicians to prioritise policies in the election that create green jobs and reduce climate pollution. They want the next Scottish Government to take a more interventionist role in the economy including making bus journeys free for everyone and creating a publicly-owned c

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March

2021

Climate

Scottish Government ‘disrespects’ four Holyrood Committees

Campaigners have accused the Scottish Government of ‘disrespecting’ the work of four Parliamentary Committees who wrote reports scrutinising the draft Climate Change Plan Update. Throughout January and February 2021 the Committees heard evidence from experts across a wide variety of sectors of Scottish life and produced d

24

March

2021

Climate Energy Just Transition

UK Government climate policy branded ‘denial and delusion’ over North Sea Deal

Environmental campaigners have reacted with outrage to the announcement that the UK Government has decided to continue granting licenses for companies to search for more oil and gas in the North Sea. Fossil fuels are the key driver of climate change and through existing fields alone the UK is set to exceed its fair share of o

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March

2021

Just Transition

Just Transition Commission recommendations must trigger urgent action

JUST TRANSITION PARTNERSHIP PRESS RELEASE A partnership of Trade Unions and environmental groups,(1) is calling on the Scottish Government to move urgently to deliver a just transition following the publication of the final report of the Just Transition Commission today (23/3/21). The report of the Scottish Government

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March

2021

Climate Waste

Scottish public overwhelmingly support action to tackle single-use plastic

Independent analysis of a Scottish Government consultation has highlighted an overwhelming majority of support for a ban on the most problematic single-use plastic items in Scotland. Over 2,600 people responded to the Scottish Government’s public consultation on the proposals which would see a ban on items such as single-us

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March

2021

Environmental Rights

Plans for Human Right to a Healthy Environment in Scots Law Welcomed

Environmental groups have welcomed the recommendation to include the human right to a healthy environment in Scots law [1]. The Scottish Government’s National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership published detailed proposals for a new human rights law today and recommend that the new law is brought forward by the new Parliame

04

March

2021

Climate

MSP reports must mean ‘reality check’ in Government Climate Plan

Four Scottish Parliament Committees have told the Scottish Government they must rethink their plans to tackle climate change. Campaigners say that reports, based on expert evidence given to MSPs, are a ‘reality check’ for the Government. MSPs had been scrutinising the Scottish Government’s proposed ‘Climate Change Pla