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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...

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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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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...

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June

2021

Divestment

Briefing for the Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee, 2 June 2021

A briefing for the Strathclyde Pension Fund committee (Glasgow City Council) to inform their discussions about divestment from fossil fuels on 2nd June 2021.

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April

2021

Divestment

Divest Scotland Campaign: 2021 Briefing

Divest Scotland is a campaign building support for the Scottish Government, and the Scottish Parliament itself, to invest in a sustainable future, free from fossil fuels. Open the latest Campaign Briefing on Google Docs here.

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December

2020

Miscellaneous

A Green Jobs Recovery Budget

Every year, the Scottish Government sets out its budget – indicating how it intends to spend money the following financial year. This document sets out the policy and spending priorities Friends of the Earth Scotland believe should be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s budget for 2021/22 – with a focus on delivering a...

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September

2020

Circular Economy

Incineration Briefing

This briefing sets out why we believe there should be a moratorium on building new incinerators in Scotland.