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...
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.
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.
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...
This briefing sets out why we believe there should be a moratorium on building new incinerators in Scotland.
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...
Explaining the threats posed by Hydrogen technologies - blue, grey, green - to Scotland's action on climate change.
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...
Lobbying Act Post-Legislative Scrutiny Evidence
The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee are undertaking a review of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016, looking at how the Act has worked in practice since being introduced – and any areas that need to be amended. The Lobbying Act sets out the circumstances under which lobbying of MSPs and the Scottish...