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February

2021

Divesting to Protect Our Pensions and the Planet, 2021 Report

This report and accompanying Scotland briefing sets out the fossil fuel investments of local government pension funds, building on similar work carried out in 2015 and 2017. It looks into the detail of how specific fossil fuel companies are driving the climate crisis and puts forward a case for action. The analysis, carried out by...

18

February

2021

Air Pollution

National Planning Framework 4 Position Statement response

The National Planning Framework 4 will come to the Scottish Parliament in the autumn and its ten-year span will cover the most vital period in our fight against the climate emergency. Infrastructure and planning decisions made in the next few years will be operational for decades to come, covering the period up to and beyond our...

12

February

2021

Energy

Our response to the Contracts for Difference Supply Chain Plan and Contract consultation

Friends of the Earth Scotland’s response to the UK Government’s consultation on the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Supply Chain Plans and Contracts, including a new process for Supply Chain Plans, monitoring and penalties. This consultation is important because the Contracts for Difference scheme should involve assessing developers proposals on the basis of a wider range...

08

February

2021

Green Recovery Debate Briefing

This briefing was sent to MSPs ahead of a debate on the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change, and Land Reform Committee’s report into the Green Recovery. The report sets out FoES’ response to the report, as well as setting out how a green recovery requires the Scottish Government to: Provide large scale, up front investment...

04

February

2021

Negative Emissions Technologies in the Climate Change Plan update

In December 2020, the Scottish Government launched the draft Climate Change Plan update – setting out how Scotland will reduce emissions by 2032, including how we will meet our crucial 2030 emissions reductions target. However, the plan was heavily reliant on ‘Negative Emissions Technologies’, including Carbon Capture and Storage and Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and...

11

January

2021

Climate

Report: Fossil Fuel Carbon Capture & Storage

Tyndall Centre report:  A Review of the Role of Fossil Fuel-Based Carbon Capture and Storage in the Energy System, January 2021 With significant reliance being placed on Carbon Capture and Storage technology in Scottish and UK Government climate plans, together with Global Witness we commissioned research from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.  The...

08

January

2021

Climate Change Plan Update Must Deliver Transformational Change

In December 2020 the Scottish Government launched an update to its Climate Change Plan – the document setting out the actions Scotland will take to achieve our climate targets. Ahead of the publication of the draft Climate Change Plan update, Friends of the Earth Scotland created this document which sets out the transformative policies  we...

05

January

2021

Waste

Response to ‘Introducing market restrictions on problematic single-use plastic items in Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland. Given that urgent action is needed to tackle the plastic crisis, Friends of the Earth Scotland fully supports the ban on single-use products listed under the consultation (excluding those needed for medical use and...

08

December

2020

Miscellaneous

A Green Jobs Recovery Budget

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...