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September

2020

Climate

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

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...

18

September

2020

Climate

Hydrogen briefing

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

28

August

2020

Just and Green Recovery

Programme for Government 2020 briefing

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...

25

August

2020

Just Transition

Just Transition Partnership Letter to the Scottish Government

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

11

August

2020

Just and Green Recovery

Briefing on the Economic Recovery

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...

28

July

2020

Climate

BioEnergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) Briefing

A briefing on the dangers posed by the unproven and dangerous technology of BioEnergy with Carbon Capture and Storage.

13

July

2020

Climate

Carbon Capture and Storage Briefing

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS), has been gaining a lot of attention in the media – but what is it, and why should we be worried about its false positioning as a climate solution? This briefing answers these questions, and sets out why Friends of the Earth Scotland has...

23

June

2020

Just and Green Recovery

Briefing on the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery’s report

This briefing, sent ahead of a Parliamentary debate on the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery’s report, sets out why Friends of the Earth Scotland believes that the report falls far short of creating the vision for a green recovery and wellbeing economy that the Scottish Government is aiming for.  The Scottish Government’s economic recovery plans...

23

June

2020

Just and Green Recovery

Response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

This document sets out Friends of the Earth Scotland’s response to the questions posed by the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery. The Advisory Group launched a consultation asking for suggestions on how Scotland’s economy could recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Our response sets out some of the measures that the Scottish Government...