“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
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.
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.
In Scotland which is energy rich why are millions of Scots paying huge amounts to heat their homes and power their businesses?
“This will have serious consequences for physical and mental health, social isolation, and educational attainment, with households forced to make difficult everyday decisions over whether to ‘heat or eat’. Dr Harriet Thomson
“This Budget focuses on tackling the climate emergency, reducing inequalities and supporting economic recovery. “
“It is evident from the new data that Scotland has a huge incineration problem, which is currently increasing unchecked” Kim Pratt, circular economy campaigner at FoES
Environmental campaigning organisation Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES) have severely criticised the Scottish Government’s recently published Draft Hydrogen Action Plan.
“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