Monthly Archives: December 2015

Where your money goes: the toxic toll of BHP Billiton in Borneo and Colombia

By Emilie Tricarico and Stuart Anderson BHP Billiton is the world’s largest mining company.  Partly based in the UK and funded by Scottish funds, including the Scottish Parliament own pension fund, it seemed an appropriate company to look at in … Continue reading

Posted in Divest / Reinvest | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

People Power in Paris: We are making another world possible

After 4 days of false starts, or rather false endings – the final Paris Agreement text was eventually produced at 1:30CET, and gavelled though after a last minute fight over ‘should’ or ‘shall’ at 19:20 today. Its only saving grace … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

People Power at Paris Climate Summit

The French chair of the process at the climate conference is aiming to get a final agreement signed by 6pm tomorrow. Past experience suggests this is unlikely. I’ve already several times experienced that familiar feeling of turning up at the … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Climate Change, Climate Justice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Glasgow community groups need your help to tackle air pollution in the city

Action Hillhead  and Glasgow University Climate Action Society are calling for urgent action to tackle air pollution on Byres Road and beyond through a new petition. If you are a Glasgow resident, please sign the petition now. The Byres Road/Dumbarton Road Pollution … Continue reading

Posted in Air Pollution | Tagged | Leave a comment

Halfway through, far from halfway there

At the halfway point of the Paris climate talks very little progress has been made on any of the key issues up for negotiation; that is, issues fundamental to the survival of the human race. Parties to the UN Climate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Climate Justice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What is Scotland’s role in tackling climate change?

WHAT is Scotland’s role in tackling the greatest crisis of our time? The day after the COP21 negotiations in Paris opened with a glitzy summit for world leaders, a group of countries extremely vulnerable to climate change published a manifesto … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Climate Justice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Is COP21.5 a realistic possibility?

AFTER only three days of negotiations there is already talk of whether the disagreements can be resolved, the necessary compromises made, and the political will secured to actually get a deal signed here in Paris at the end of next … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Climate Justice, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Paris Deal: on whose terms?

The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change officially opened this morning, with about the amount of pomp you might expect for the 150 world leaders – and Prince Charles – in Paris … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Climate Justice | Tagged , , | 1 Comment