Legal action on climate change is stepping up a gear, with those in charge of oil companies now in the firing line. Three years ago, in one of my more feisty columns, I said top oil industry people should be …
Funding climate action
We are facing four crisis – climate and nature emergencies, the cost of living crisis and a global poverty crisis. A new report looks at how we can raise the money and drive the behaviour change needed to reduce emissions at …
Financing climate justice
A new report I researched and wrote for Stop Climate Chaos Scotland on fiscal measure for climate action is covered in today’s Sunday Post. It looks at how we fund climate action at home and how we make our fair …
UK and Scottish energy strategies on collision course
The UK Government’s new energy strategy makes no sense at all and puts Westminster on collision course with Holyrood. In early March Boris Johnson said he would produce, as a matter of urgency, a plan to respond to the twin …
30 years of progress, but still not enough
Today is my last day at Friends of the Earth Scotland, after 30 years in the Scottish environment movement. There has been good progress in those three decades and the environment and climate change have moved from fringe concerns to mainstream …
Business trying to delay energy transition away from fossil fuels
The industry has realised they are losing the argument badly and things are about to get serious.
Another nail in the coffin for oil and gas?
The Scottish Government has promised a review of oil & gas but how can it reconcile fossil fuels with the neccesary climate action.
The next 5 years for Scotland’s environment
What did the SNP manifesto promise on climate change and the environment?
Creating a Just Transition away from fossil fuels
The Just Transition Commission’s report must be seen as a strong and urgent agenda for action by the next Scottish Government.
Disaster or hope on climate
There are positive signs of change in climate action around the world, including in the most unexpected places.
Just Transition for people and the climate
Our research shows oil and gas workers must be consulted on the transition away from fossil fuels.
The twilight of the oil industry
Opposition to oil increases, from outside the industry to those workers thinking about going elsewhere.