From rhetoric to reality: How do we make a Scottish Green Deal happen?
Sean Bell speaks to Mark Ruskell from the Scottish Greens and Craig Dalzell from the Common Weal about what needs to happen for a Green New Deal for Scotland to go from rhetoric to reality
A LITTLE over a month ago, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stood before the STUC conference in Dundee and announced her commitment to a “Scottish green deal”, vowing to deliver a carbon-neutral society that would encompass every community in Scotland.
Climate activists disrupt FMQs with call for a citizen’s assembly
Members of Extinction Rebellion Scotland interrupted today’s First Minister’s Questions by calling on Nicola Sturgeon to “establish a citizen’s assembly to address the climate emergency”
- Unfurling of protest banner calling for action from the First Minister sees parliamentary proceedings suspended and the livestream cut
- Extinction Rebellion activists win support from Green MSP Ross Greer, following defeat of Green motion arguing for a climate emergency to be declared
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.
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.
Scotland 'woefully ill-prepared' for a nuclear convoy disaster, argue Scottish Greens
The Scottish Government will request a review of emergency planning, but stops short of taking the lead demanded by Scottish Greens
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has failed to commit to a review of emergency planning following a Holyrood debate on the possibility of accidents involving Scottish nuclear weapon convoys.
Abandon North Sea decommissioning and invest in renewables, argues new report
Scottish think tank attracts controversy by proposing that old oil and gas platforms not be dismantled
A NEW REPORT from the pro-independence think tank Options for Scotland has proposed that North Sea oil and gas rigs should be cleaned up but not decommissioned, and that the money saved should be reinvested in green energy.
Alex Salmond calls for North Sea oil to benefit "the people"
Former first minister criticises UK Government’s handling of the North Sea sector, but is rebuked by Scottish environmentalists
FORMER FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND has called for North Sea oil and gas to benefit “the workers, the communities and the people” over the next several decades.
Scottish Greens joined by campaigners in condemning Scottish Government for ruling out environmental court
Activists say Scottish Government inaction on consultation shows “lack of regard” for environmental rights
THE SCOTTISH GREEN PARTY and Friends of the Earth Scotland have slammed the Scottish Government’s decision not set up a specialised environmental court or tribunal, revealed in a consultation analysis and response published on Friday 29 September.