“It is disappointing that the people who manage the pension funds of local government workers are oblivious to the climate crisis that is facing us” Steve Smellie UNISON
“With over 2 million tonnes of household waste generated in 2018 and a target to recycle 70% of that by 2025, our projected incineration capacity just doesn’t add up.” FOE
“”transport is now the highest emitting sector in Scotland, responsible for roughly 36% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018. Emissions are largely unchanged on 1990 levels.”
“As long as we have cheap fracked gas then we will have virgin plastic production” Andy Georgi
Currently over 80% of the ecological costs of a product are determined before it is even created.
“This looks like great news for renewables in Scotland and will help us get to 100% of our electricity coming from a range of renewable energy technologies. “
Scottish Parliament Pension Fund Investing in Fossil Fuel Companies: £505,683 Directly in BHP and £257,899 in Rio Tinto.
“BHP has a very aggressive strategy to insert itself in the territories of these communities, over-exploiting local water sources causing major droughts and trying to eliminate any critical opinion or social protest.”
The Scottish Government is putting forward proposals for a charge on single use disposable cups – similar to the one introduced successfully on carrier bags.
The UK Government sees the production of oil and gas as continuing to be important and this is the 32nd round of licensing.
“The REC Committee has made a really disappointing decision, which prevents our streets being made safer. “