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February

2021

Climate

Updated Paris Pledges Leave World on Track for Climate Catastrophe

Commenting on a report published today by the UN analysing countries updated pledges to tackle the climate crisis under the Paris Agreement, Friends of the Earth Scotland Head of Campaigns Mary Church said: "The UN's assessment of updated global commitments to tackle the climate emergency is a wake up call to anyone who thoug

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February

2021

Air Pollution Climate Transport

Traffic stats show transport challenge

Responding to the Scottish Transport Statistics published, Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Air Pollution Campaigner Gavin Thomson said: “The new statistics show that in the year running up to the pandemic road traffic increased to record levels, with car-kilometres up 1% on the year before, while bus journeys decreased by

23

February

2021

Divestment

Revealed: Scottish Council Pensions invest £1.2billion in fossil fuel polluters

Scottish council pensions have been revealed to have over £1.2 billion invested in planet-wrecking fossil fuel companies despite widespread declarations of a climate emergency. None of the 20 Scottish councils that have declared a climate emergency have taken action to end their investments in the coal, oil and gas firms chi

16

February

2021

Climate Energy

Budget: Energy efficiency cash boost is welcome step

The Scottish Government has announced an extra £45million of spending on energy efficiency, fuel poverty reduction and heat decarbonisation. The sum was part of the UK Treasury announcement of a further £1.1bn of coronavirus support funding for the Scottish Government. Last week The Existing Homes Alliance, Friends of the E

12

February

2021

Climate Energy

Budget Boost For Warm Homes Could Deliver “Triple Win”

Housing, environmental and anti-poverty organisations are calling on the Scottish Government and opposition parties to put more money for energy efficiency into this year’s budget in order to secure a “triple win” and improve people’s homes, create jobs and cut climate emissions. The Existing Homes Alliance, Friends o

07

February

2021

Climate

Minister to be challenged on whether Climate Change Plan “adds up”

Campaigners have said the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan “doesn’t add up” ahead of a crucial meeting of MSPs this week (9/2/21). Climate Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham will defend the Government’s Climate Plan update, which is supposed to spell out the policies that will enable Scotland to meet its 20

29

January

2021

Climate Environmental Rights

Nigerian farmers & Friends of the Earth Netherlands win Shell oil pollution case

The Court of Appeal in The Hague has today ( 29 January 2021 ) ruled in favour of Friends of the Earth Netherlands /Milieudefensie and four Nigerians on most points in an oil pollution case that was first brought against Shell in 2008. [1] Shell Nigeria in particular is liable for oil pollution at three locations in the Niger

28

January

2021

Climate Just Transition

Scottish Budget fails to create ‘shovel-ready’ green jobs

Environmental campaigners have responded to today’s Scottish Budget saying it risks becoming another missed opportunity to drive a Green Jobs Recovery. Key budget facts: Energy efficiency spending has not significantly increased from last year, and remains far short of the levels needed Low Carbon s

27

January

2021

Climate Just and Green Recovery

Budget must help deliver a Green Recovery

Campaigners are calling on the Scottish Government to make sure that their Budget delivers on their commitment to a ‘green recovery’, by investing in a green jobs recovery that will create thousands of new jobs and cut climate emissions. Friends of the Earth Scotland are calling for the Scottish Budget to: In