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May

2020

Just and Green Recovery Letter to First Minister

Together with over 70 organisations in Scotland we’re calling for a Just and Green Recovery from coronavirus.

02

May

2020

Just Transition

The Just Transition Challenge in Scotland

The Just Transition Partnership submission to the Just Transition Commission ahead of their Interim Report.  The purpose of the Commission is to advise Scottish Ministers on how to apply Just Transition principles to Scotland. The outcomes referenced in these principles are: environmentally and socially sustainable jobs, sectors and economies; resource efficient and sustainable economic approaches...

30

April

2020

Climate

National Planning Framework Call for Ideas Response

Response to the National Planning Framework 4 - why it must help tackle the climate emergency, cut air pollution and create a circular economy

21

February

2020

Waste

Consumer Scotland Bill Stage Two

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...

19

February

2020

Waste

Circular Economy Briefing

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...

13

February

2020

Air Pollution

Our response to the Low Emission Zone regulation consultation.

Friends of the Earth Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Low Emission Zones regulations, including penalties, exemptions, and objectives of the zones. This consultation is important because the regulations can ensure: Penalties for breaking LEZ rules genuinely change behaviour. Any penalty funds are spent by Councils on sustainable transport. Emergency vehicles and Blue...

05

February

2020

Air Pollution

A greener Scottish Budget

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...

17

January

2020

Divestment

Scottish National Investment Bank Bill Stage Three Briefing

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....

06

January

2020

Waste

Response to Developing Scotland’s circular economy: consultation on proposals for legislation

Friends of the Earth Scotland's response to a Scottish Government's consultation on Developing Scotland's circular economy