The emergence of left-wing nationalism: the '79 Group 40 years on
To mark its 40th anniversary, former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill and Scottish political journalist Jamie Maxwell reflect on the pivotal socialist current within the SNP
SEPTEMBER 2019 not only marks the anniversary of Scotland’s independence referendum, but of another key moment with implications even the most far-sighted of political observers could not have foreseen.
Parliament must be ready for more 'difficult decisions' to tackle Climate Emergency, @ScotGov say
Scottish Government ministers, opposition politicians and environmental campaigners have all argued that abandoning the aviation tax cut alone will not be enough to address the climate emergency
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.
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.
Scots carbon footprint halved since 1990, but transport emissions increase for third year
Scotland has met its annual climate change target, but stubborn residential and transport emissions are proving difficult to cut according to new figures
SCOTTISH Government targets on cutting the country's greenhouse gas emissions have been met for the third consecutive year as Scotland outperforms the UK, but emissions from transport and housing are still on the increase.
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.