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....
Scottish National Investment Bank Stage 2 Briefing
Friends of the Earth Scotland welcomes the principle of a Scottish National Investment Bank, but have repeatedly encouraged MSPs to strengthen the Bill at stage two to enable the bank to reach its full potential. With the correct amendments, the SNIB can play a key role in financing a just transition to a zero-carbon economy,...
A Manifesto for a Fossil Free UK
The science is clear: the next decade is crucial if we are going to meet our commitments to the address climate change, set out in the Paris Agreement. The next UK Government will therefore need to start taking action which sharply reduces emissions across the UK. In this document, Friends of the Earth Scotland sets...
Transport Bill Stage 3 Briefing for MSPs (October 2019)
Measures in the Transport Bill on buses, parking and Low Emission Zones could cut climate emissions and toxic air pollution.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland briefing for MSPs ahead of Climate Change Bill final debate.
SCCS briefing for MSPs ahead of the final debate of the Climate Change Bill - urging them to increase commitments.
Scottish National Investment Bank Bill Stage One Briefing
Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES) welcomes the Scottish National Investment Bank Bill, and encourages MSPs to support the Bill – on the condition of changes being made to ensure the mission of responding to the climate emergency is enshrined in the Bank’s founding legislation. We believe the SNIB has the potential to significantly contribute...
Workplace Parking Levy Stage 2 Briefing (June 2019)
This briefing sets out why Friends of the Earth Scotland supports the workplace parking levy, ahead of the stage two proceedings of the Transport (Scotland) Bill – which has potential to introduce the WPL. The briefing also addresses some of the amendments which have been brought forward, which risk weakening the implementation of the WPL....
Briefing for 20mph speed limits debate
Parliamentary briefing supporting 20mph speed limits Bill. The Bill would mean safer streets, increased walking and cycling and help tackle air pollution.
FoES Briefing on Transport Bill Stage 2
Briefing for MSPs on the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee ahead of Stage 2 of the Transport Bill.