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CS Letters: From words to actions on Climate Emergency

CommonSpace has run a week of coverage on the Climate Emergency from 28-31 May

THANKS to the many contributors to our special week of coverage on turning words into actions on the Climate Emergency. It’s clear that there is a new energy around the issue of climate change that is inspiring people to think and write in a new way about the enormous challenge Scotland and the world faces.

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Helen Smith: If this is a Climate Emergency, developers can no longer be allowed to destroy natural habitats

Helen Smith, activist with OpenNess in Inverness, contributes to our special week of coverage on Climate Emergency by looking at how the planning system currently does little to prevent the destruction of natural habitats, and offers proposals for a transparent decision-making process on new developments.

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Government in an age of Climate Emergency: Is it time for carbon budgets?

Kick-starting our special week of coverage on climate emergency, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray asks whether we should be assessing government performance on climate change in the same way public finances are scrutinised?

WHAT if we thought about the task in front of us on climate change in a similar way George Osborne and other acolytes of the austerity agenda thought about government budgets after the financial crash?

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