Monthly Archives: June 2015

The People’s Test on Climate

Friends of the Earth groups all around the world are at the forefront of the fight against climate change. In Scotland they are encouraging Local Pension Funds to divest from fossil fuels, they are stopping fracking in Lancashire and Les … Continue reading

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Fossil Free pensions: June brings wee green shoots of reform

Wee green shoots of reform are poking out of the soil this month for Scotland’s public pensions as the debate on responsible investment of Scotland’s public pensions moved forward on a number of key issues. Local government pensions will have … Continue reading

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How should we fund renewable energy in the developing world?

In conventional centralised energy systems, citizens are at best reduced to consumers who generate profits for large energy companies and their shareholders. At worst, they are forcibly removed from their land to make way for fossil fuel infrastructure development.[1] In … Continue reading

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North Sea – transition from oil jobs to clean energy jobs essential

Last week the Pope produced his much-trailed encyclical on the environment. The core of this policy pronouncement was a strong message on the moral case to act on climate change. A life-long champion of the poor, Pope Francis also criticised the … Continue reading

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Divest and reinvest: 6 local governments that are innovating for sustainability

By Stuart Anderson.  “The fossil fuel divestment movement is the fastest growing divestment campaign in history with over 500 active divestment campaigns underway at universities, cities, churches, banks, and other institutions.” – 350.org Over the past two years there has … Continue reading

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Scotland still needs a Green New Deal

By Matthew Crighton, Friends of the Earth Scotland The need for a Green New Deal remains strong in Scotland – fuel poverty, unemployment, increased casualisation, missing climate change targets. It’s a popular idea as well, both with the public, the … Continue reading

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