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Climate emissions drop due to pandemic restrictions

The drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, published by the Scottish Government today (7 June 2022), was due to reduced car traffic during lockdown, say campaigners. The statistics, which…

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Young cyclists take to their bikes to demand safer streets

Almost 500 young cyclists in Edinburgh and Inverness took to the streets this weekend to demand action is taken to make the streets safer for cycling.  The events, run by…

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Pandemic era sees huge rise in cycling, stats show

Official figures document the rise in cycling during the pandemic and the huge public handouts to bus companies.

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REVEALED: POLLUTION IN SCOTLAND REBOUNDS TO ILLEGAL LEVELS IN 2021

Scotland breached legal air quality limits in 2021 after a historic low in 2020 due to the pandemic. Hope Street in Glasgow recorded an annual average above the legal limit…

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Edinburgh Council confirms disappointing Low Emission Zone

Environmental campaigners have criticised City of Edinburgh Council’s Low Emission Zone which was formally passed by the council today (27 January). The Low Emission Zone was initially planned to be…

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Scottish Government route map for reducing car use lack any new measures

Environmental campaigners have slated the route map to reduce car use , calling it nothing more than a “rehash of existing policies”. 

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Climate campaigners urge MSPs for a strong Climate Change Bill

Scottish Budget Reaction: ‘useful steps’ on climate emergency

Climate action boosted by transport funding but home insulation investment should be larger.

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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…

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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….

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