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...
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...
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.