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Legal opinion on whether the Scottish Parliament can ban fracking

25th March 2019, by admin

A legal opinion from one of Scotland's leading advocates that says the Scottish Parliament can pass a law to ban fracking.

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Scottish Government fracking policy position in October 2018

21st March 2019, by admin

Scottish Government's Preferred Policy Position on Fracking, published in October 2018.

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Overcoming Barriers to Public Interest Litigation in Scotland

22nd November 2018, by admin

The report from leading NGOs explores why there is a lack of strategic court action in Scotland and suggests recommendations to address this.

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Risky Business

12th November 2018, by Ric Lander

The Lothian and Strathclyde Pension Funds, run by Edinburgh and Glasgow Councils, were found to be failing to take adequate action to protect their £27.1 billion investments from climate risks.

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Scotland’s role in delivering the Paris Agreement: Tyndall Centre report, May 2018

1st November 2018, by Caroline Rance

To inform targets for Scotland’s new Climate Change Bill, we commissioned this report from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research on Scotland’s fair share of global emissions to deliver the Paris Agreement.

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Divest Fracking – How UK councils are banking on dirty gas.

4th September 2018, by admin

This report reveals the extent of UK council investments in the fracking industry

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Intervention in judicial review of fracking ban

8th May 2018, by Mary Church

Our public interest intervention in INEOS and Reach Coal Seam Gas’ judicial review of the Scottish Government’s decision to ban fracking as submitted to the Court of Session. Our intervention argues that not only is the ban on fracking lawful, but that the Scottish Government is arguably required to ban fracking in order to meet...

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Open letter from climate scientists to Scottish Government on net-zero emissions target

10th April 2018, by Caroline Rance

A dozen of the world’s leading climate scientists have published an open letter urging the Scottish Government to set a new target of net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest in the upcoming Climate Change Bill.   “As scientists and researchers working on climate change and how to address it, we are all too familiar...

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Open letter to Scottish Ministers on carbon neutral farming

26th March 2018, by Caroline Rance

Fifty organisations, academics and individual farmers including the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates, Scottish Crofting Federation and Friends of the Earth Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to do more to help agriculture substantially reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture and land use is responsible for nearly a quarter of...

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