Air pollution in many parts of Scotland is breaking legal limits and putting public health at risk. Download our briefing to find out more about the problem, what the solutions are, and how you can get involved.
Friends of the Earth Scotland fully supports the introduction of a deposit and return system for packaging in Scotland. Such a scheme would be popular with shoppers, benefit retailers, create local employment, reduce Scotland’s carbon emissions, make better use of material resources and help Scotland move towards a Circular Economy. This is our response to a consultation by Zero Waste Scotland.
This study examines reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by Scottish local authorities. It shows that their reporting on emissions reductions under the public bodies duty in the Climate Change Act has been ‘partial and inconsistent.’
The report compares the reporting of various local authorities and additional public bodies. The authors reflected upon these reports and have made suggestions to improve the reporting regime and overall performance.
In a big year for campaigning on climate change we have plenty of stuff in store. This is a current list of actions and events planned for 2015.
Get in touch with the office if you have any queries about these dates or events.
Read Friends of the Earth Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's Low Emission Strategy. The Strategy aims to improve air quality in Scotland and will be finalised by the end of 2015.
Take our e-action making your own response to the consultation, at foes.do/LowEmissionStrat
Summary of our Consultation Response:
In bid to persuade Scottish communities to ‘love’ fracking, Ineos have embarked on a series of meetings across the country. Ineos wants to be the biggest player in fracking in the UK and they will engage in a huge public relations exercise to achieve this goal.
Since Grangemouth operator INEOS acquired its first shares in domestic shale gas licences last summer, it has made clear its intention to become the biggest player in the UK fracking industry. Talk of large sums of money to be invested in the emerging industry along with jobs and financial incentives for local communities might seem alluring in times of economic difficulty.
Shale gas and coalbed methane (CBM) are not the answer to Scotland’s or the UK’s energy challenges.
Fracking and drilling for unconventional gas has been linked to water contamination, air pollution, earth tremors, health problems and climate change – and crucially, aren’t likely to bring down energy prices, nor create sustainable jobs.
Our updated briefing on the various unconventional gas technologies currently threatening Scotland.
We document the huge risks from fracking and coalbed methane extraction, explain why they are unnecessary for Scotland's energy needs and talk about how you and your community can help to stop them.
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