Friends of the Earth Scotland
Analysis: The workplace parking levy is well meaning - but is it well thought through?
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray takes a look at the Workplace Parking Levy, a rushed policy supposed to be about fairness and sustainability but which could anger low-income earners
THE Scottish right-wing press think they have found an issue which they can really hurt the SNP with.
The Daily Mail is running daily front pages on the workplace car levy, claiming that “the great car park tax revolt” is underway.
Scottish climate minister fails to pledge new action, despite environmentalist criticisms
Roseanna Cunningham said Scottish Government goals on climate change complied with prior advice
ROSEANNA CUNNINGHAM defended the Scottish Government’s new Climate Bill today [27 November] in the wake of criticism from Friends of the Earth Scotland, which has called for more ambitious targets to be included in the upcoming legislation.
As public consultation on #SNIB draws to a close, campaigners advocate fossil-free economy
Friends of the Earth Scotland has urged the public to speak out against ‘business as usual’ and endorse environmental focus from the Scottish National Investment Bank
THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK (SNIB) should help deliver a “healthy, fair and fossil-free economy,” Friends of the Earth Scotland have argued, calling on the public to endorse such an environmental focus in the last remaining hours of a Scottish Government consultation.
Campaigners demand publicly owned buses after petition gathers 10,000 signatures
Call for Edinburgh-style public ownership of public transport gathers cross-party support
CAMPAIGNERS today [3 October] rallied outside of the Scottish Parliament in support of the public ownership of buses as the Transport Bill was discussed by MSPs.
Proposals to transform Edinburgh's local transport system could make it 'among the greatest cities in Europe', environmentalists say
Plans to prioritise walking and cycling could put Edinburgh “amongst the greatest cities in Europe,” say Friends of the Earth Scotland
PROPOSALS under consideration to radically transform the transport system of Edinburgh have been welcomed by environmentalists and the Scottish Greens.
MSPs must take action as climate change wreaks havoc, say environmental campaigners
Arguing that the Scottish Government’s recent proposals are insufficient to tackle climate change, Friends of the Earth Scotland say that “decisions must be made today”
AS RECORD BREAKING temperatures are recorded across the world and thousands of Moray residents are offered free bottled water to combat the summer drought, environmental campaigners have argued that urgent action is required to combat climate change.
Greens and environmentalists clash with Scottish Government over 'timid' Climate Change Bill
Patrick Harvie derided the bill as promising slower progress “for the next 20 years than we’ve seen in the past 10.”
THE DRAFT CLIMATE CHANGE BILL put before the Scottish Parliament today [24 May] has attracted heavy criticism from both the Scottish Green Party and environmentalist groups for its failure to set a net zero emissions target.
The bill sets a target to reduce carbon emissions by 90 per cent by 2050, which critics argue constitutes a slowdown from the current rate of action intended to combat climate change.
Activists demand Edinburgh science festival cease ‘greenwashing’ fossil fuel companies
Sponsoring projects like the Edinburgh ‘eco-village’ is a way for companies to “cover up the climate crimes they are complicit in,” claim activists
THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL should drop all sponsorship from companies and concerns involved in the fossil fuel industry as of 2019, activists have argued.
Campaign to divest parliamentary pensions from fossil fuels grows ahead of climate summit
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford and Jeremy Corbyn are latest signatories to pledge
SNP WESTMINSTER LEADER IAN BLACKFORD and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have joined over 100 MPs and former MPs in campaigning for an end to investment from Westminster’s pension fund in fossil fuels.