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12

January

2021

Air Pollution

Environment and Health groups speak out against Clean Air Plan

Leading environment and health charities have spoken out against the Scottish Government’s plan for cleaner air saying it is a “huge missed opportunity”. The ‘Cleaner Air for Scotland’ plan was published by the Scottish Government in October 2020, attempting to set out a plan for reducing levels of harmful air pollu

11

January

2021

Climate Energy

Carbon Capture & Storage can’t solve the climate crisis, says new report

Research shows reliance on CCS endangers climate safety goals 81% of Carbon captured to date has been used to increase fossil fuel extraction CCS labelled ‘dangerous distraction' from working climate solutions of renewables, energy efficiency A new report released today (11/1/21

06

January

2021

Waste

Campaigners call for speedy ban on Single-Use Plastic

The Scottish Government has been urged to act quickly on the public demand for a ban on single-use plastic items in Scotland. A 12-week public consultation which ended on Monday 4th January was seeking views on the introduction of restrictions on the sale of items including single-use plastic cutlery, plates, straws, drink s

16

December

2020

Climate Just Transition

More Rhetoric Than Action On Just Transition Say Unions And Environmentalists

JUST TRANSITION PARTNERSHIP Response to Climate Change Plan Update. Trade unions and environmentalists in the Just Transition Partnership have criticised the draft Climate Change Plan, published today,[1] for failing to show how it will ensure creation of new green jobs and protect the livelihoods of impacted workers and c

16

December

2020

Climate Energy

Climate Change Plan Falls Short of Transformative Action Needed

Friends of the Earth Scotland have commented on the Scottish Government’s update to the Climate Change Plan. Whilst the Plan is light on transformative policies, it has recognised that changes are needed in how we move around, heat our homes and plan the transition to a zero carbon economy. Campaigners raised concerns th

15

December

2020

Climate Transport

Off-the-record Heathrow meetings fly in the face of climate science

The Scottish Government continues its commitment to a third runway being built at Heathrow, despite the climate impacts, and has revealed that Transport Minister Michael Matheson MSP has been meeting airport bosses but that there is no formal record of what was discussed at the last 3 meetings. The latest information came in a p

04

December

2020

Climate Just Transition

Denmark ends North Sea oil exploration and bans all extraction by 2050

In response to the announcement by the Danish Government on the cancellation of their 8th North Sea licensing round, ban on future offshore licencing (following an onshore ban in 2018), and a ban on all offshore production by 2050, Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Just Transition Campaigner, Ryan Morrison said “This is a l

02

December

2020

Divestment

Scottish Councils lose £194 million as fossil fuel stocks tumble

New analysis reveals that £194 million was wiped off Scottish council pension funds due to their oil and gas investments crashing over the past three years. The non-profit organisation, Platform,

23

November

2020

Climate Just and Green Recovery Just Transition

Money starts to flow from Scottish Government Bank despite lack of ethical or green checks

The Scottish Government’s new Scottish National Investment Bank has begun lending to the private sector despite not yet having confirmed any ethical standards or missions, both of which are required by law. Its first investment, “MSquared”, provides products to the defence and fossil fuel industries. MSquared’s websit