Monthly Archives: April 2016

RBS ends investment in tar sands!

A Guardian investigation revealed on Sunday that the Royal Bank of Scotland, one of the world’s largest banks, has hugely reduced its investments in fossil fuels, including all finance for the deeply damaging tar sands in Canada.

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Offsetting mega-mining: nature for sale in Madagascar

Previously on the Friends of the Earth Scotland blog we have looked at a company called Rio Tinto – a global mining giant and major coal producer – as an example of the kind of unsustainable company that we shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Parties come together to debate climate action

When world leaders sign the new deal to tackle climate change at the UN on Friday it will mark an important step on the road to dealing with this huge global problem. It is also a clear recognition by countries … Continue reading

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Reinventing Scotland’s economy: bright spots in a overcast sky

Some events on a weekend in March and a couple of recent reports have spread a bit of light in the otherwise dull landscape of debate about the economy in Scotland. Matthew Crighton, Climate Jobs Campaigner, discusses the Glasgow Economics … Continue reading

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Campaign stories: International Festival drops BP

It was announced today that the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) is no longer taking sponsorship from BP: a great victory which draws to a close an inspiring 10 month campaign. The EIF’s shunning of BP means the Festival is now … Continue reading

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