The Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition, alongside an Oxfam report, are calling for rich countries such as Scotland to increase their financial support for developing countries, to help them adapt to climate change and to compensate them for the loss and damage they’ve suffered.
The Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland has raised concerns that the end of the furlough scheme this month will increase the risk of evictions and homelessness, with the Job Support Scheme not providing a sufficient safety net.
Scottish Canals today opened Garscube bridge to the public, connecting the communities of Panmure Gate and Woodside in North Glasgow, and providing access to the Claypits Project, a nature reserve that will open fully in 2021.
The Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce has put forward recommendations to the Scottish Government to tackle derelict land, and reuse land to become part of the solution for climate change, wellbeing and the economy.
After an unsuccessful bid to buyout two buildings on Dumfries high street last year, Midsteeple Quarter, a community benefit society, have now purchased the two buildings with the help of South of Scotland Enterprises.
Shelter Scotland have released a report calling for an increase in the amount of social housing promised by the Scottish Government – to the equivalent of an additional house built every day for the next five years.
Free Our City is a campaign being launched by Get Glasgow Moving calling for public transport to be made free to use. “This radical policy is a necessary one: to address the climate emergency and gross inequalities in our society and ensure we make a just and green recovery from the pandemic.”
A new report published by the Trussell Trust forecasts that the need for its services could increase by 61% – the equivalent of 6 food parcels given out every minute – with the furlough scheme coming to an end.