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Briefing on the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery’s report

23rd June 2020, by Fergus Boden

This briefing, sent ahead of a Parliamentary debate on the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery’s report, sets out why Friends of the Earth Scotland believes that the report falls far short of creating the vision for a green recovery and wellbeing economy that the Scottish Government is aiming for.  The Scottish Government’s economic recovery plans...

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Response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

23rd June 2020, by Fergus Boden

This document sets out Friends of the Earth Scotland’s response to the questions posed by the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery. The Advisory Group launched a consultation asking for suggestions on how Scotland’s economy could recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Our response sets out some of the measures that the Scottish Government...

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Consumer Scotland Bill Stage Two

21st February 2020, by Fergus Boden

This briefing sets out why the new Consumer Scotland body should have a responsibility to reduce the consumption of natural resources. As global consumption continues to increase, there is more pressure than ever on the earth’s decreasing resources. However, there are growing inequalities in the world with European citizens consuming far more than our fair...

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Circular Economy Briefing

19th February 2020, by Fergus Boden

As global consumption continues to increase, there is more pressure than ever on the earth’s decreasing resources. However, there are growing inequalities in the world with European citizens consuming far more than our fair share of resources. That’s why we urgently need to transform the way we consume and manage resources in Scotland. This briefing...

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A greener Scottish Budget

5th February 2020, by Fergus Boden

Every year, the Scottish Government set out their spending plans for the following year in a process called the budget. As a minority government, they depend on negotiating the support of another party. This briefing, sent to MSPs, sets out the policies that Friends of the Earth Scotland think should be in the 2020/21 budget...

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Scottish National Investment Bank Bill Stage Three Briefing

17th January 2020, by Fergus Boden

Friends of the Earth Scotland has been a long term advocate of banking for the common good, and we welcomed the Scottish Government’s proposals for the Scottish National Investment Bank. In response to hundreds of emails from activists, MSPs have given a stronger commitment to invest in a just transition to a low carbon economy....

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Scottish National Investment Bank Stage 2 Briefing

15th November 2019, by Fergus Boden

Friends of the Earth Scotland welcomes the principle of a Scottish National Investment Bank, but have repeatedly encouraged MSPs to strengthen the Bill at stage two to enable the bank to reach its full potential. With the correct amendments, the SNIB can play a key role in financing a just transition to a zero-carbon economy,...

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A Manifesto for a Fossil Free UK

14th November 2019, by Fergus Boden

The science is clear: the next decade is crucial if we are going to meet our commitments to the address climate change, set out in the Paris Agreement. The next UK Government will therefore need to start taking action which sharply reduces emissions across the UK. In this document, Friends of the Earth Scotland sets...

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Transport Bill Stage 3 Briefing for MSPs (October 2019)

7th October 2019, by Gavin Thomson

Measures in the Transport Bill on buses, parking and Low Emission Zones could cut climate emissions and toxic air pollution.

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