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Delivering a Just Transition to Net Zero and Climate Resilience

7th December 2021, by Connal Hughes

Briefing ahead of a Scottish Parliament Debate on Delivering a Just Transition to Net Zero and Climate Resilience

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Workers Case Studies for debate on The Need for an Offshore Training Passport

28th October 2021, by Ryan Morrison

Ahead of the Scottish Parliament debate on The Need for An Offshore Training Passport, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Platform shared case studies from offshore workers about their experiences with training in the energy sector, the enormous personal expense in time and money as well as the barriers this represents to efforts to transition...

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Offshore Training Passport Debate Briefing for MSPs

28th October 2021, by Ryan Morrison

A Friends of the Earth Scotland and Platform briefing for MSPs ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the need for an Offshore Training Passport. Friends of the Earth Scotland and Platform believe an Offshore Training Passport is essential to ensure a Just Transition for workers in the energy sector. The lack of...

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Review of Strathclyde Pension Fund’s proposed fossil fuel divestment policy, Sep 2021

7th September 2021, by Ric Lander

Friends of the Earth Scotland, UNISON Scotland and Divest Strathclyde wrote to the Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee on 1st September encouraging the fund to bring forward strong proposals to divest from fossil fuels. The SPF have now published their draft plan “Climate Change Strategy – Assessment of Energy Companies”. The proposed policy falls well short...

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Background information about fossil fuels and the Strathclyde Pension Fund, Aug 2021

26th August 2021, by Ric Lander

A briefing for the Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee to inform its September 2021 meeting, seeking a conclusive view on if and how to divest from fossil fuels. This briefing contains: An up to date and comprehensive analysis of the total fossil fuel investments held by the SPF. Case studies of the New York and Islington...

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Letter to Cabinet Secretary Kate Forbes on Economic Transformation

14th August 2021, by Connal Hughes

Letter to Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, regarding the Advisory Council on Economic Transformation and the preparation of strategy for economic transformation. Sent in August 2021 by environmental groups concerned that the Advisory Council on a new Economic Strategy failed to include any representatives from with an environmental background.

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Briefing – Addressing the Climate Emergency debate June 2021

8th June 2021, by Richard Dixon

A briefing ahead of the Scottish Government debate in the Parliament on ‘Addressing the Climate Emergency’ Summary This next five years is going to be absolutely crucial in both the local and the global fight against climate change and Scotland must take a central role with COP26 coming to Glasgow. Scotland’s climate targets are not...

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Briefing for the Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee, 2 June 2021

1st June 2021, by Ric Lander

A briefing for the Strathclyde Pension Fund committee (Glasgow City Council) to inform their discussions about divestment from fossil fuels on 2nd June 2021.

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Divest Scotland Campaign: 2022 Briefing

6th April 2021, by Ric Lander

Divest Scotland is a campaign building support for the Scottish Government, and the Scottish Parliament itself, to invest in a sustainable future, free from fossil fuels. Open the latest Campaign Briefing on Google Docs here. To see how many MSPs back the campaign visit ‘Divest Scotland campaign pledges’ on our Commitments page.

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