London Plane Tree

By Brian Larkin Brian Larkin is a Coordinator for XR Peace, the coalition of peace groups that aims to address the links between war, militarism and the climate crisis. He was arrested blocking the entrance to BAE Systems, on the steps of the MOD and at the Supreme Court after police banned XR protests in …

Coastal Futures 2020

A report by Sally Campbell on the Coastal Futures Conference in London, January 2020 The annual Conference covered many aspects of the marine environment. It was day One which provided a wake-up call to us all as it covered Climate Change and the marine environment. The Climate Emergency 2019 may well go down as the …

How did we come to this in 2020?

The Climate Emergency. How did we come to this in 2020? Historical context and patterns of consumption. How do we change repeating attitudes and behaviours? By Sally Campbell Historically we know the industrial revolution, started in the UK with coal to generate steam power coupled with brilliant innovative engineering and the hard labour of millions …

Glasgow to host COP26

By Kenneth Gibson MSP Glasgow will be host city for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), at which the future direction of global efforts to avert the climate crisis will be determined. The conference will take place in Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in November 2020 and is set to be the largest summit the …

The Climate Emergency

Environmental campaigner, marine ecologist and Arran resident, Sally Campbell, assesses here the lack of funding currently being invested in tackling the climate emergency and suggests that after the election next month, whoever is in government will need to start making extensive but in no way unimaginable changes in public expenditure and to the country’s tax …

Scottish Government urged to double funding for energy efficient homes to meet climate targets

By Caitlin Logan, originally published in online news forum Common Space, 24th October 2019. A NEW analysis published last week (24th October) recommends that the Scottish Government invest half a billion pounds per year in renewable heating and home energy efficiency to meet its emissions targets. The report, ‘Delivering on net zero: next steps for …

The Big Climate Conversation

By Ruth McLaren, project coordinator at Eco Savvy, with some additional notes from one of the participants Elsa Rodeck. For Ruth’s full report go to the full write up. On Thursday 19th September Eco Savvy held a Big Climate Conversation in Brodick. This event was held on behalf of the Scottish Government in order to …