Highland Council says it will build on the climate-friendly changes during COVID-19 towards a green recovery, but at the same time it continues to allow destruction of peat reserves. Meanwhile the Scottish Government has committed £250 million to restoring peatlands over the next 10 years.
The letter says “You must stop pretending that we can solve the climate-and-ecological crisis without treating it as a crisis.” Meanwhile, in UK, climate campaigners are challenging the Government’s green recovery plans, claiming they are inadequate and “clearly unlawful” in light of the UK’s obligations to reduce emissions.
An extract from our recent zoom meeting with Ian Blackford.
Greenhouse gas emissions increased 1.5% from 2017 to 2018. Transport remains the biggest contributor to Scotland’s climate footprint.
Leading climate scientist Kevin Anderson says the UK is far off track to meeting its fair share of emissions under the landmark 2015 Paris agreement, and explains the scale of effort that is needed.
From Oil to renewables. Alison Stuart describes how Aberdeen Climate Network is working to bring about change.
In July G20 governments will meet to plan the recovery from COVID-19. A new report shows that they are still bankrolling the climate crisis.
Youth vision for Scotland in 2050.
Challenge no-strings attached airline bailouts.
A new international initiative to combat marine plastic pollution launched on World Oceans Day.