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February

2022

Energy

Offshore Training Scheme amendments briefing for the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

A Friends of the Earth Scotland, Platform and RMT briefing for MPs ahead of voting on amendments in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill. Tackling the climate crisis requires a rapid transition away from fossil fuels and into renewable energy. However, the workers who are already facing the effects of industry decline are not seeing...

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February

2022

Circular Economy

Briefing on incineration capacity in Scotland

07

December

2021

Just Transition

Delivering a Just Transition to Net Zero and Climate Resilience

Briefing ahead of a Scottish Parliament Debate on Delivering a Just Transition to Net Zero and Climate Resilience

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October

2021

Just Transition

Workers Case Studies for debate on The Need for an Offshore Training Passport

Ahead of the Scottish Parliament debate on The Need for An Offshore Training Passport, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Platform shared case studies from offshore workers about their experiences with training in the energy sector, the enormous personal expense in time and money as well as the barriers this represents to efforts to transition...

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October

2021

Just Transition

Offshore Training Passport Debate Briefing for MSPs

A Friends of the Earth Scotland and Platform briefing for MSPs ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the need for an Offshore Training Passport. Friends of the Earth Scotland and Platform believe an Offshore Training Passport is essential to ensure a Just Transition for workers in the energy sector. The lack of...

07

September

2021

Divestment

Review of Strathclyde Pension Fund’s proposed fossil fuel divestment policy, Sep 2021

Friends of the Earth Scotland, UNISON Scotland and Divest Strathclyde wrote to the Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee on 1st September encouraging the fund to bring forward strong proposals to divest from fossil fuels. The SPF have now published their draft plan “Climate Change Strategy – Assessment of Energy Companies”. The proposed policy falls well short...

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August

2021

Divestment

Background information about fossil fuels and the Strathclyde Pension Fund, Aug 2021

A briefing for the Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee to inform its September 2021 meeting, seeking a conclusive view on if and how to divest from fossil fuels. This briefing contains: An up to date and comprehensive analysis of the total fossil fuel investments held by the SPF. Case studies of the New York and Islington...

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August

2021

Letter to Cabinet Secretary Kate Forbes on Economic Transformation

Letter to Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, regarding the Advisory Council on Economic Transformation and the preparation of strategy for economic transformation. Sent in August 2021 by environmental groups concerned that the Advisory Council on a new Economic Strategy failed to include any representatives from with an environmental background.

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June

2021

Climate

Briefing – Addressing the Climate Emergency debate June 2021

A briefing ahead of the Scottish Government debate in the Parliament on ‘Addressing the Climate Emergency’ Summary This next five years is going to be absolutely crucial in both the local and the global fight against climate change and Scotland must take a central role with COP26 coming to Glasgow. Scotland’s climate targets are not...