“May I, on behalf of the Scottish Green Party (SGP), thank the Orkney electorate for the 1,104 votes that were cast for the Scottish Greens at last week’s election.”
The Edinburgh Declaration recognises the ‘need for transformative change across terrestrial and marine ecosystems’ and ‘the significant implications that the loss of biodiversity and climate change has on our livelihood and communities’.
“The Flotta terminal has a working life left of less than a decade, but it could have an innovative future as for example a Green hydrogen hub, and we’d be delighted if that scenario transpires.”
At the council’s Development and Infrastructure Committee on 30th March, a successful motion by Green councillor Steve Sankey meant that the decision to close the centres has been deferred with more reports to follow.
” The investment through this enhanced deal opens up a range of opportunities for growth that otherwise would not have been possible, of vital importance given these ongoing challenging times. “
“Physical developments could be constrained by the surveillance that is introduced. Very significant negative impact. “
Cerrejon is the largest open coal mine in South America and has ‘seriously damaged the environment and health of the country’s largest indigenous community, and is making them more vulnerable to COVID-19’, states a report for the United Nations.
“The HIAL Board includes no representation from island communities, and it’s clear to me from their decisions and tone to date that they just don’t get it.” Steve Sankey
The Draft Scottish Budget presented by Kate Forbes, Finance Secretary in the Scottish Government has taken on board the issues of ferry fares in and to/from Orkney.
“The implementation of RET in Orkney is now an urgent requirement to assist recovery from the COVID pandemic, to help restore our ailing tourism sector “