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September

2021

Climate Energy Just Transition

UK has increased oil reserves since declaring climate emergency, say new report

Since declaring a climate emergency in 2019, the UK’s developed oil and gas reserves have increased by 800 million barrels of oil and gas. UK law and Scottish Government policy requires every last drop to be drilled from the North Sea, which would triple UK emissions from oil and gas. A mana

14

September

2021

Air Pollution

Outrage as free transport announced for COP delegates but nothing for Glasgow residents

Environmental campaigners have reacted angrily to the news that delegates to the UN climate talks in Glasgow will receive free public transport while they’re in the city, while no such offer will be available to any Glasgow residents.  COP26, the UN cli

10

September

2021

Divestment

Campaigners urge Highland Council to move faster in reducing investments causing climate crisis

Highland Council has endorsed a plan that it claims will reduce the investments of its pension fund that are contributing to climate change, but campaigners are urging it to move faster. The motion agreed to bring i

08

September

2021

Divestment

Glasgow pension committee approves plan to keep investing hundreds of millions in polluters

The Strathclyde Pension Fund has approved a new investment policy which campaigners and trade unionists say risks investment in climate polluters continuing indefinitely. (1) The Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee met for the last time before COP26 today (8 September 2021). The fund, which is run by Glasgow City Council, was

07

September

2021

Climate Just Transition Transport

Programme for Government reaction

Commenting on the Scottish Programme for Government, Friends of the Earth Scotland's Director, Dr Richard Dixon, said: "This year’s Programme for Government confirms the promises from the SNP election manifesto and the co-operation agreement with the Scottish Green Party, but gives disappointingly little further detail on t

06

September

2021

Divestment

Campaigners condemn council new investment plan keeping hundreds of millions of polluter investments

Glasgow City Council's new investment policy has been met with strong criticism from campaigners, who say that the Counci

01

September

2021

Climate Energy Just Transition

UK Government misleading public over claim it has no control over Cambo

Pre-action letter calls on BEIS to defend position on controversial oil field decision The UK Government is lawfully bound to take responsibility for the decision to approve or reject the Cambo oil field contrary to claims that it “cannot intervene”, say campaigners. In a pre-action letter to the Business Secretary, Kw

27

August

2021

Divestment

Glasgow’s £800 million pollution stash revealed in dramatic visual protest ahead of COP26

Climate activists have revealed the huge scale of Glasgow’s investments in fossil fuels by projecting the shocking figure onto the SEC Armadillo building. The SEC will short

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August

2021

Climate Energy Transport

SNP and Greens deal will lead to stronger action for the climate

Climate campaigning organisation Friends of the Earth Scotland has welcomed the