SCA News: Government

Climate: good news and bad news

by Anne MacLennan Global temperatures are predicted to reduce a little from later this year, possibly for a few years, but while that could bring some temporary relief, it doesn't mean we can relax efforts to bring down greenhouse gas emissions asap. The underlying...

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Your Place Highland Survey

New Scottish Government regulations ask that planners and communities look together at what we need for successful places – places which are healthy, pleasant, connected, distinctive, sustainable and adaptable. Highland Council is using the Place Standard Tool to...

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Climate (in)action by UK governments

by Anne MacLennan The IPCC warns that global emissions will have to reduce over 40% by 2030 (compared to 2019 levels) and at least 60% by 2035 for a good chance of keeping within the 1.5°C limit. But fossil fuel emissions hit a record high last year. In the UK, the...

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A tax on climate injustice

by Anne MacLennan ‘Climate change is a war. A category five hurricane releases energy equivalent to 10,000 times the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Those countries on the path of hurricanes and cyclones and submerging coasts are on the front line.’ The...

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