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...
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...
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...
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...