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National Planning Framework 4 Briefing

The National Planning Framework 4 is crucial in our fight to tackle the climate emergency and build the better world that we know is still possible. Encompassing both planning policy…

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Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan briefings

The Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan (ESJTP) will have a huge impact on the future of Scotland’s energy industry. FoES have produced two briefings – a 2 page and…

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Nuclear Power is not the answer

A Friends of the Earth Scotland briefing outlining why Nuclear power is not the answer is our energy needs.

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The Role of the Scottish Government in the Phase Out of Oil & Gas

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has identified this decade as our last chance to make the “rapid and deep emissions reductions” required to limit warming to 1.5ºC. At the same time, our current energy system, which is delivering billions in profits to oil and gas companies every year, is pushing millions of people in Scotland into fuel poverty. This means that a rapid, yet just, transition away from fossil fuels to clean, affordable, renewable energy is an urgent necessity. 

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Aggregates tax consultation response

This response sets out our position on a devolved aggregates tax and notes several areas for attention which are important to consider.

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Rosebank MSP Briefing

The Rosebank oil field is the biggest undeveloped field on the UK Continental Shelf. Containing nearly 500 million barrels of oil equivalent, it is three times the size of the…

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Response to the circular economy bill consultation

Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Circular Economy Bill and Route Map.

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Trustee’s Report & Accounts 2021

Trustee’s Report & Accounts for the year to 31 December 2021, as approved at our AGM in June 2022

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Delivering a Just Transition to Net Zero and Climate Resilience

To keep the global temperature rise below 1.5℃, a rapid phase out of fossil fuels, towards renewables must happen this decade. Friends of the Earth Scotland believe the urgent need to transform our economy in this way is an opportunity to build a fairer and more equal Scotland.

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