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Let’s be climate leaders in 2017

Many people would rather forget 2016 and its catalogue of mistakes, disasters and deaths. On the environment, we saw US President-Elect Trump start a witch hunt of climate scientists and propose putting climate sceptics and oil executives in charge of … Continue reading

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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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Splashes of green amongst the gloom: This year’s environmental victories for Scotland

For many of us, 2016 seemed like a particularly tough year. It brought some major environmental setbacks, culminating in the election of a new US president with an extremely regressive environmental agenda. However, this year was not all doom and … Continue reading

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Care about Clean Air, Walking and Cycling? Then save these dates…

Spring is about to Spring, and there are plenty of exciting walking and cycling events around the corner. Here are three for your diary…. (1) Saturday 5th March, all day event, Free Walking and Cycling Campaign Training in Glasgow – … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Clean air strategy needs sharpening up in Parliament debate

The newly launched “Cleaner Air for Scotland” Strategy claims that it will ensure Scotland has the cleanest air in Europe. But it does not spell out what impact its 43 proposed actions will have on air quality and the actions … Continue reading

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Setting the stage for the greatest escape ever

How rich countries are evading responsibility for the climate crisis World leaders meet in Paris in only six weeks time to agree a global deal to curb climate emissions. Yet, as the final negotiating session ahead of the Paris talks … 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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Time to get Aarhus in order: access to justice in environmental matters in Scotland

This blog was first published in Scottish Justice Matters Volume 3:1 March 2015 Ten years on from the ratification of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, the UK remains in breach … Continue reading

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