Circularity Scotland announced that there will be an investment of £22 million to support small businesses to prepare for the introduction of the scheme. A two month grace period will also be given to businesses as the scheme begins, to smooth the transition.
Loss and Damage Agreement Reached #COP27
Governments took the ground-breaking decision to establish new funding arrangements, as well as a dedicated fund, to assist developing countries in responding to loss and damage.
Thousands March Through Edinburgh Demanding Action on #ClimateChange
“As world leaders gather once again to negotiate the future of humanity, thousands of people are marching to demand solutions to the climate crisis that put people and the planet first.” Mary Church, Friends of the Earth Scotland
Scottish Government’s “no support for coal extraction in Scotland” Welcomed by Environmental Groups
“It is the right decision for the Scottish Government to want to shut the door on coal once and for all. ” Friends of the Earth Scotland’s head of campaigns Mary Church
Car Free Day ?
It is supposed to be a day when people wherever they live can experience walking or cycling about without the hassle of negotiating a route shared with private cars.
Concerns Raised Over Hydrogen Production in Scotland
The Scottish Government has announced a £10 million Hydrogen Innovation Scheme which “will provide capital support over the next four years “
“Many of the powers to drive action on the climate crisis sit with local councils” #OICelection
“The councillors elected across Scotland in May will be in their position for for five of the eight years left in this vital decade for urgent and transformative action to avert climate breakdown” Friends of the Earth Scotland manifesto
Imported Goods Increase Scotland’s Carbon Footprint
Greenhouse gas emissions embedded in imported goods and services from overseas accounted for 51.9% of Scotland’s carbon footprint in 2018; up from 49.2% in 1998.
Delay to Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme which aims to increase recycling and reduce waste has been set back. The new date for the launch of the scheme will be from 16 August 2023.
Energy Rich: Fuel Poor
In Scotland which is energy rich why are millions of Scots paying huge amounts to heat their homes and power their businesses?