“Decisions made at the G7 summit this weekend will set the agenda for the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November, so we want to make sure that the world leaders know that we are watching them closely, and they won’t get away with any more greenwashing.” – Extinction Rebellion
The poll demonstrates, if nothing else, that it’s theoretically possible to win massive public majorities for a post-oil economic agenda. So, what’s stopping us?
Source Direct: After Peak Oil
Real governments with real central banks and real borrowing powers are beginning to make real shifts, albeit for self-interest reasons. With COP approaching, Scotland risks being left behind. Two years on, it’s no longer sufficient to declare an emergency. Rhetoric must be matched with action.
Source Direct: Happy Earth Day?
“Why are our politicians still leading us sleepwalking towards the climate catastrophe? I’ll leave you to decide how much of this is due to the vast amounts of money spent on lobbying by the fossil fuel industry and its patsies, their seemingly endless desire to latch onto the latest shiny new thing”
Keith Baker: Why using hydrogen to heat homes is more hot air
A new report from the University of Edinburgh has reviewed what lessons can be learnt from society’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and applied to the fight against climate change.
Scotland must act locally for a green recovery, learning from Covid-19 failures.
“Action over the next 10 years will be key and if a step change in government commitments occurs, renewables will continue to get cheaper and progress should accelerate.”
Gordon Morgan: Climate change is at last being addressed – but more action is needed
Despite not formally being a signatory of the climate agreement, Scotland will be publishing its own ‘Nationally Determined Contribution’ ahead of COP26 which will be held in Glasgow next year.
Scotland to publish its own NDC to support the Paris climate agreement
“What Scotland is seeking is the kind of meaningful local democracy which empowers it to be a responsible partner nation among all the other countries in the world, and we should say so with confidence.”
The Pressure series: Helping others see us
“Apocalyptic fires and floods, cyclones and hurricanes are the new normal,” Guterres will reportedly argue. “Biodiversity is collapsing. Deserts are spreading. Oceans are choking on plastic waste.”
Self-congratulation will not fix a broken planet
“Stories help us change the way we think. In the future we are going to have find new ways to do almost everything; that will require a profound change in our thinking, so that all we do respect our deep connection with our planet’s biodiversity.”