Tag: Scotland

Scotland certainly not conformed to environment situation, mentions consultatory board

Scotland certainly not conformed to environment situation, mentions consultatory board

SNP’s sight for developing durability to weather improvement has actually certainly not developed into ‘real-world actio n’The Scottish federal government should lift its own passion right away to adjust to the environment dilemma, a significant consultatory body system has actually advised, as a file lays out exactly how the Scottish National side’s “eyesight” for creating […]

Lost Forest: why is BrewDog’s green scheme causing controversy?

Firm has pledged to plant huge forest in Scotland, but some of its environmental claims have raised eyebrows Corporate tree-planting drive in Scotland ‘risks widening rural inequality’ It is a typically eye-catching boast by the great provocateur of British brewing. James Watt, co-founder of the beer company BrewDog, pledged to plant “the biggest ever” forest […]

Corporate tree-planting drive in Scotland ‘risks widening rural inequality’

Surge of estate sales to big firms has driven up prices and increased elitism of land ownership, says report Lost Forest: why is BrewDog’s green scheme causing controversy? A drive by wealthy companies to plant forests in the Scottish Highlands to offset their carbon emissions risks creating even greater inequalities in rural areas, a major […]

‘Vague and weak’ policies mean Scotland could miss emission targets

Climate Change Committee says Holyrood administration cannot show how it will cut CO2 by 75% There is an “acute risk” that Scotland will miss its targets to heavily cut carbon emissions because government policies are too vague and weak, an influential advisory body has warned. The Climate Change Committee, which advises all the UK’s governments […]

Pressure mounts on countries to strike Cop26 deal as talks pass deadline

Deadlock stretched climate summit past its scheduled end with hopes leaders will reach agreement by Saturday See all our Cop26 coverage Cop26 climate talks were closing in on a global deal aimed at limiting devastating global warming, with UK organisers hoping for a final agreement to the marathon negotiations on Saturday. Delegates from nearly 200 […]

Cop26 live: reaction to latest draft as negotiations enter final day

With the UN climate conference due to end on Friday, negotiators are scrambling to come to an agreement Here’s a link to the draft text which appeared on the UN website minutes ago. Analysts around the world will be examining it to see how it differs from the previous draft, and whether the language has […]

Hunting, shooting and taxing: call for grouse estates to pay green levy

Move would encourage landowners to repair peatlands, restore woods and cut carbon emissions, says conservation group Taxing deer and grouse estates for failing to ensure their land properly locks up carbon dioxide could play a crucial role in fighting the climate crisis, a leading conservation group has said. The John Muir Trust, a charity set […]

Paris Cop president warns projected 1.8C heating limit is only hypothesis

Laurent Fabius says countries must be open and accountable about how they will deliver pledges in full Prospects of limiting global heating to 1.8C on the basis of commitments made at the Cop26 climate summit are only “a hypothesis”, the godfather of the Paris climate agreement has warned. Laurent Fabius, the former French prime minister […]

Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice

Polar Zero exhibition in Glasgow features sculpture encasing air extracted from start of Industrial Revolution An ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reveals the hidden histories contained in polar ice to visitors attending the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow. The artist Wayne Binitie has spent […]

Queen calls on Scottish parliament to tackle climate change

Monarch urges MSPs to build ‘fairer and greener future’ as she opens parliament ahead of Cop26 The Queen has urged Scotland’s MSPs to tackle climate change and “help create a better, healthier future” in a speech ahead of the Cop26 climate conference. The Queen also reflected on the “deep and abiding affection” and happy memories […]