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November

2019

Divestment Just Transition

Climate focus for new Investment Bank, but no ethical standards yet

Lawmakers in the Scottish Parliament made changes to the Scottish National Investment Bank Bill today that require it to finance climate action and a just transition, which would shift the economy away from fossil fuels. Additionally, environmental and social outcomes have now been prioritised alongside economic growth. (1) H

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November

2019

Air Pollution Climate Just Transition

Environmental group calls for transformative election manifesto policies to tackle the climate emergency

Friends of the Earth Scotland have called on all parties standing in the UK General Election to deliver transformative policies that will tackle the climate emergency. Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation has urged parties to unveil plans that will drive a transition away from fossil fuels to a fairer econ

11

November

2019

Divestment

Scottish National Portrait Gallery drops BP in response to Climate Emergency

PRESS RELEASE by BP OR NOT BP SCOTLAND N

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November

2019

Air Pollution

Bus lane extension central to fight for clean air in Edinburgh

Environmental campaigners have urged Edinburgh residents to support extension to bus lanes operating hours, as the Council consults on the move. Friends of the Earth Scotland say that expanding Edinburgh’s bus lanes is key to improving air quality, and reducing climate emissions. City of Edinburgh Council has proposed chang

07

November

2019

Waste

Scottish Government launches Circular Economy Consultation

Friends of the Earth Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s launch of a public consultation on a Circular Economy Bill but called for ambitious targets to reduce our huge over-use of materials and therefore the resulting pollution. Sarah Moyes, Plastic & Circular Economy Campaigner with Friends of the Earth

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October

2019

Waste

Welcome for charge on single-use cups

Friends of the Earth Scotland today welcomed the Scottish Government announcement that they will introduce a charge on single-use cups as part of the forthcoming Circular Economy Bill. Campaigners say it is an important step to cutting the enormous amount of waste generated by our throwaway society. Friends of the Earth Scotl

10

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