Friends of the Earth Scotland
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.
Raise the ambition of Climate Change Bill following IPCC report, Scottish environmentalists say
SNP Conference passes topical motion on IPCC report
THE findings of the International Panel on Climate Change’s latest report must lead to faster action and bigger ambition on the part of the Scottish Government, environmentalists have said.
The landmark IPCC report published today [8 October] found that keeping temperature rises to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels can prevent the most disastrous consequences from climate change and is still possible, but “would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
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.
‘Climate change is already here’: Experts say heatwaves should be wake-up call on impacts of global warming
Major planning for a future of heatwaves needs to start now, say climate change experts
WHILE MANY in the UK are enjoying the prolonged period of uncharacteristically hot weather, climate change experts have warned that there are serious short and long-term implications of the trend – and action to address these must start now.
Around the world, temperatures have reached record highs this summer, with a city in Oman facing a minimum of 42.6 degrees Celsius one day last month – estimated to be the highest ever daily minimum temperature.
Heathrow expansion leaves Scottish and UK Governments “without any shred of credibility”, says Patrick Harvie
Greens and environmentalists slam SNP for supporting Heathrow expansion, while transport minister Humza Yousaf demands guarantees from UK Government
THE SNP’S decision to abstain from a key Commons vote on the expansion of Heathrow airport, in which the UK Government triumphed with a majority of 296, has been roundly condemned by the Scottish Greens and environmentalist groups.
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.