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Planning for Net Zero

Promoting Development that Combats Climate Change Developments which reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change and restore nature would be promoted under finalised proposals for long term planning reform. The revised draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) sets out sustainable policies against which planning applications

Carnoustie High Pupils at #FuelChangeLive Event

Young People Get Creative on Climate Issues 2nd November saw a pioneering climate literacy and skills development programme hold an event at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, with Graeme attending to speak with participating pupils from Carnoustie High School. The programme is run by business transformation

Accelerating Green Heat Delivery

Next steps taken to help transformation. A national public energy agency – Heat & Energy Efficiency Scotland – has been launched to scale up delivery of climate-friendly heating and improve energy efficiency across Scotland’s homes and buildings. The initial focus of the virtual Agency will

Ambition needed on loss and damage

First Minister convenes conference to inform conversation at COP27. International climate activists will gather in Edinburgh today (Tuesday, 11 October) to discuss ambitious, practical actions that can be taken to address loss and damage. Founder of the Rise Up Movement Vanessa Nakate, UN Climate Action

One Year to Deposit Return Scheme

Recycling Initiative to Help Deliver Circular Economy Scotland’s deposit return scheme will go live for consumers in one year’s time – 16th August 2023 – giving businesses and consumers an easy way to boost recycling. The scheme, which will be the first in the UK,

Financing the Just Transition to Net Zero

Tackling Climate Crisis Prioritised in Future Spending Plans Net Zero Secretary Michael Matheson has pledged to maximise the use of public funding to accelerate the delivery of plans to tackle climate change. The Resource Spending Review, published this week, commits to increased spending on heat

Scotland’s Recovery

First Minister Sets Out Priorities for Government Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Outlining her priorities for

Real Climate Action

Delivering for Scotland #40: Climate Action The SNP is resolutely committed to ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change. That commitment is backed up by world-leading action on this front. Under the SNP, Scotland was the first country in the UK to declare a climate emergency.