In advance of the Spending Review, we have joined forces with thirteen other organisations and written to the Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, to urge the Scottish Government commit a minimum of 10% of the overall transport budget to supporting walking and cycling by 2020, with a significant step in that direction in the next budget.
Friends of the Earth Scotland, as part of the Scottish Environment LINK Unconventional Fossil Fuels Subgroup, have welcomed the opportunity to feed into the Scottish Government commissioned research programme under the current moratorium on unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction. This submission is to Ricardo consultants who have been commissioned to carry out research on Transport: Understanding and Mitigating Community Level Impacts.
This briefing was published with UK partners as part of our campaign to encourage local government pension schemes to go fossil free.
Local governments in the UK manage pension funds worth over £230 billion. £14 billion of this – over 6% – is invested in the fossil fuel industry. Across the UK and the world, these investments are increasingly being challenged by the fossil fuel divestment campaign.
Report setting out the serious dangers that Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Chemicals poses in terms of climate change, local environmental impacts, and public health.
Friends of the Earth Scotland are urging the Scottish Government to act swiftly to ban UCG, and end uncertainty for threatened communities around the Forth and Solway Firths.
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From stopping acid rain to banning toxic chemicals and cleaner beaches being part of the EU has made Scotland a better place. Only by working together across Europe can we hope to do enough to head off the worst of climate change. This briefing explains why we think people should vote to stay in the EU, but also how the EU itself needs to improve.
Friends of the Earth Scotland, as part of the Scottish Environment LINK Unconventional Fossil Fuels Subgroup, have welcomed the opportunity to feed into the Scottish Government commissioned research programme under the current moratorium on unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction. This submission follows our participation in a stakeholder workshop on 21 March with consultants taking forward studies into economic impacts (KPMG), seismic activity (BGS) and decommissioning and aftercare (AECOM).
We need to move away from highly concentrated, profit-driven banking to an ecosystem of institutions which are structurally designed to work for the common good.
All around the world “normal” banking systems composed of democratically-run local and national institutions are funding home insulation, renewable energy and social housing.
We set out a vision of Banking for the Common Good that the Scottish Parliament could create now.
This report was published in March 2016 with Common Weal, the New Economics Foundation and Move Your Money.