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November

2021

Climate Just Transition

Scotland must get on with the fossil fuel transition after COP26, Holyrood committee hears

Environmental campaigners have told a Holyrood Committee that, after the failure of COP26, Scotland must get to work implementing a fair and fast transition away from fossil fuels. MSPs heard evidence how the UN climate summit in Glasgow had failed to deliver commitments to limit dangerous warming to 1.5C and how countries re

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November

2021

Circular Economy Waste

Scottish Government announce moratorium on incineration

Friends of the Earth Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government’s incineration review will include a moratorium on all current and new applications for the length of the review, confirmed in parliament today. Clarity is now needed on the timescales and remit of the revie

16

November

2021

First Minister Signals Opposition to Cambo Oil Field

Reacting to the First Minister's comments in Holyrood today, Friends of the Earth Scotland Head of Campaigns Mary Church said: "We welcome the First Minister's acknowledgement that there is no credible climate test that the Cambo oil field could ever pass. This is an important progression of the Scottish Government's position

13

November

2021

Climate

COP26 Closes: Rich countries run from their climate responsibilities

Climate justice campaigners say the COP26 agreement will be remembered as the ‘Glasgow get-out clause’ as rich countries once again shirk their responsibility and put the world on track for a rise in climate pollution and further devastation. The UK is said to have delivered the most exclusionary COP on record. Fossil fue

13

November

2021

Climate

COP26: Rich countries try to run from their climate responsibilities

Climate campaigners say the COP26 agreement is set to be the ‘Glasgow get-out clause’ as rich countries shirk their responsibility and put the world on track for a rise in climate pollution and the devastation of countries already hardest hit by climate change. The UK is said to have delivered the most exclusionary COP on

11

November

2021

Climate

COP26: Scottish Government snubs oil and gas leavers club

The Scottish Government has been criticised after failing to join a new alliance launched today at COP26 that aims to phase out the fossil fuels driving the climate crisis. Nicola Sturgeon said two weeks ago that unlimited extraction of fossil fuels was not consistent with Scotland's climate obligations and their focus would

11

November

2021

Circular Economy

It’s time to end single-use plastic for good

The Scottish Government has today (11 November 2021) introduced regulations to ban a range of single use plastic items including plastic cutlery, plates, straws and expanded polystyrene food containers and cups. The regulations will come into effect in six months’ time and there will be some exe

10

November

2021

Circular Economy Climate Energy Fracking Transport

National Planning Framework reaction

Commenting on the publication of the draft National Planning Framework, Friends of the Earth Scotland's Director Dr Richard Dixon said: "Overall the draft National Planning Framework takes big steps in the direction of delivering a zero-carbon Scotland, but its Achilles heel is the fossil-fuel power station at Peterhead and i

10

November

2021

Transport

Glaswegians call for free public transport

Locals gathered in George Square, Glasgow this morning to call for the extension of free public transport, which has been made available to COP26 delegates, to all residents of Glasgow. Trade union representatives and environmental campaigners spoke at the demonstration about how Scotland’s public transpor