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May

2022

Divestment

Councillors pledge action on Fife’s polluted pensions

Councillors from the SNP and Liberal Democrat parties have pledged to clean up the Fife Pension Fund by pushing for the end to it investing in fossil fuels. Fife Pension Fund invests an estimated £96.6 million in the companies that are driving the climate crisis. 

10

May

2022

Circular Economy Waste

Review calls for ban on new incinerators in Scotland

Environmental campaigners have welcomed an independent report which calls for an immediate ban on planning permission for new incinerators, but say a clear exit strategy from incineration is still needed. The report from

11

April

2022

Climate

Council elections key moment in tackling the climate crisis

Environmental campaigners say the upcoming council elections are going to be significant in tackling the climate crisis, and are calling on all parties to make policies on transport and waste management a priority. The councillors elected across Scotland i

08

April

2022

Oil & Gas

Cambo: Billion pound ‘gamble’ risks our collective safety

Climate campaigners have said that the sale of the controversial Cambo oil field ‘doesn't change the facts’ about its impact on climate change and energy bills. Ithaca Energy has acquired the controlling 70% stake in the Cambo oil field as part of its takeover of Aberdeen-based Siccar Point Energy. Shell holds the remaini

07

April

2022

Oil & Gas

UK Energy Strategy: new oil & gas is ‘unbelievably reckless’

Environmental campaigners have said that the UK Government’s decision to expand oil & gas production is ‘unbelievably reckless’ due to the climate impact of fossil fuels. The move comes as part of the UK Energy Security Strategy where the Government pledged to hold another giveaway of licences to companies to explor

04

April

2022

Climate

IPCC climate report shows ‘economic system is incompatible with life on earth’

Environmental campaigners have said that the latest UN climate report makes clear that Governments must say no to new fossil fuels and tackle an economic system that is speeding us towards climate breakdown. The IPCC's latest report looks at ways to mitigate climate change and follows reports on the physical science in August

31

March

2022

Just Transition

Offshore training standards recognition a ‘sign of progress’ but delivery and workers role is key

Environmental campaigners and trade unions have welcomed an announcement by the offshore training industry about their plans to identify duplication in Offshore Energy training standards.  The news comes in response to significant pressure from workers an

31

March

2022

Circular Economy

Campaigners call for more ambition as Government announces ‘latte levy’ plans

Campaigners are calling for more ambition as the Scottish Government announces the formation of an advisory group on charges on disposable coffee cups. Work on disposable cup charges was paused two years ago due to the pandemic.  Disposable cups are a sma

30

March

2022

Oil & Gas

Cambo oil field: Licence extension keeps doomed project on ‘life support’

Environmental campaigners have condemned the decision by the UK Government’s oil and gas regulator to grant a 2 year extension to the licence to develop the controversial Cambo oil field. This decision does not mean that the Cambo field has been given the go ahead for drilling, and campaigners say the extension merely delay