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Meet the young Scot who is walking 3,100 miles across Europe

19-year-old Stefan Lee Goodwin is walking a mind-blowing 5,000 km (3,100 miles) from John O’Groats to the shores of Bulgaria’s Black Sea, and he’s raising money for charities, including Friends of the Earth Scotland, along the way! We caught up … 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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Adair Turner On Debt, Banks and Dangers in the Economy at The David Hume Institute

Adair Turner was at the David Hume Institute last night (13 January 2016) to talk about his new book ‘Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance’. He said he’d summarise it in 40 minutes. Taking that a step … Continue reading

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Our time in Paris

There is something odd about being in a city and feeling at the centre of the action, but knowing that the real action is taking place only a few kilometres away – and you haven’t been invited. Whilst we sang … Continue reading

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Did the Paris climate agreement deliver what people need?

Friends of the Earth International, civil society groups, trade unions and community groups had agreed the ‘People’s Test on Climate‘ by which to judge the Paris talks back in June 2015. The test was effectively a series of demands to … Continue reading

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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

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I put my money where my mouth is and invested in community energy

Recently I put my money into two community energy projects that are looking for funding to go ahead. Why? I had a little bit of cash saved in the bank where it was sitting and not doing very much. But … Continue reading

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Wheels fall off air pollution scam

News that Volkswagen has been tricking regulators about the amount of pollution its cars caused horrified the world this week and should remind the Scottish Government that when it comes to tackling air pollution, the focus should be on reducing … Continue reading

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Frack Free Lancashire – but what does this mean for Scotland?

Last week’s decision by Lancashire County Council to reject fracking will give a big shove to  Scotland’s current moratorium in the direction of becoming a full ban Cuadrilla’s applications to frack in Lancashire have been rejected after one of the … Continue reading

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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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