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Divest Scotland Campaign: 2021 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.

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A Green Jobs Recovery Budget

8th December 2020, by Fergus Boden

Every year, the Scottish Government sets out its budget – indicating how it intends to spend money the following financial year. This document sets out the policy and spending priorities Friends of the Earth Scotland believe should be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s budget for 2021/22 – with a focus on delivering a...

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Incineration Briefing

27th September 2020, by Sarah Moyes

This briefing sets out why we believe there should be a moratorium on building new incinerators in Scotland.

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Letter of concern to Scottish Government about Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

20th September 2020, by Connal Hughes

Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change, and Land Reform and Minister for Energy, Connectivity, and the Islands. Our organisations are deeply concerned about the possibility of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) being developed in Scotland and included in the forthcoming Climate Change Plan update. BECCS technologies to capture carbon dioxide from...

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Hydrogen briefing

18th September 2020, by admin

Explaining the threats posed by Hydrogen technologies - blue, grey, green - to Scotland's action on climate change.

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Programme for Government 2020 briefing

28th August 2020, by Fergus Boden

Every year the Scottish Government sets out its plans for the coming year in the “Programme for Government”. This year’s Programme for Government comes at an important moment.  The impacts of COVID-19 have plunged us into multiple crises. On top of the catastrophic health impacts, Scotland is entering a recession, with thousands of jobs lost...

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Lobbying Act Post-Legislative Scrutiny Evidence

27th August 2020, by Fergus Boden

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee are undertaking a review of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016, looking at how the Act has worked in practice since being introduced – and any areas that need to be amended. The Lobbying Act sets out the circumstances under which lobbying of MSPs and the Scottish...

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Just Transition Partnership Letter to the Scottish Government

25th August 2020, by Ryan Morrison

Just Transition Partnership letter to Scottish Goverment Cabinet Secretaries regarding Just Transition Commission recommendations and Programme for Government.

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Briefing on the Economic Recovery

11th August 2020, by Fergus Boden

On Wednesday 12 August, MSPs will debate the Scottish Government’s “Economic Recovery Implementation Plan”, setting out their plans to rebuild the economy from the impacts of Coronavirus. This briefing sets out Friends of the Earth Scotland’s view on the Scottish Government’s Economic Recovery Implementation Plan and some of the steps that must be taken to...

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