Monthly Archives: November 2010

UN climate negotiations claw their way to Cancun summit

A year on from climate negotiations in Copenhagen, the UN process has clawed its way to another summit, this time in the heat of Cancun, Mexico. Continue reading

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Reunion 2: The diary of an Intern

The Start of the Adventure I had grand plans for the first day in my new office at Friends of the Earth Europe in Brussels, that involved a pair of purple tights and a dozen pre-constructed intelligent sentences on current … Continue reading

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Reunion 1

Last week, en route to a meeting of NGOs to discuss tar sands campaigning, I met up with two of our ex-interns in Brussels to catch up and see how they are each getting on in their new posts. Both … Continue reading

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Full house at Richard Wilkinson lecture

Earlier this week Friends of the Earth Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Business School brought Richard Wilkinson – co-author with Kate Pickett of The Spirit Level – to Edinburgh to give our second annual lecture. As I walked over … Continue reading

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A budget for the climate?

Duncan McLaren reviews today’s Scottish Government budget and new climate change plans. Today in Holyrood pretty much all eyes were on the Scottish Government’s budget. Would John Swinney pull off a difficult balancing trick between Westminster cuts and Scottish aspirations? … Continue reading

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Access to Environmental Justice petition handed in

Our Access to Environmental Justice Campaign picked up pace last week as we dropped by the Scottish Parliament to hand in our petition asking the Parliament to investigate the barriers people face when they try to take an environmental case … Continue reading

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Greener, healthier and wealthier: 42% Better

Duncan McLaren reflects on the media response to our new report 42% Better. Today one of my colleagues pointed out that when he came to work for Friends of the Earth Scotland his previous workmates told him they knew what … Continue reading

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