Category: Comment


OPINION: World is burning and we’re part of the problem

“We need to switch to a circular economy which places value on the wellbeing of people and planet alike.”

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OPINION: Clothing industry needs ‘moon shot’ to end fast fashion

The queen of fashion herself, Anna Wintour, has made her views known about fashion and sustainability.  It’s a welcome influential voice in a sector that is using up global raw materials at an alarming rate. According to a new report…

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OPINION: What role has Shell played in moving to a lower-carbon future?

The CEO of Shell is paid 143 times what Shell’s average worker receives. Industry workers are not the problem here.

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OPINION: Clean Air Day has potential to go further, says Paths for All chief

Ian Findlay is Chief Officer of Paths for All, Scotland’s walking charity which partners with 30 national organisations and aims to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland. Here he argues the case for Clean…

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Scottish Water chief highlights changes in environment as key to future planning

IT had a closing group balance last year approaching £430bn, supplies vital services to 2.5m homes and 156,000 businesses, and tackles controversy over everything from burst pipes, road works to what it adds in our taps. But now Scottish Water…

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OPINION: ‘We haven’t even scratched the surface of decarbonising’

Here Claire Mack, the chief executive of Scottish Renewables, previews the Low Carbon Cities conference happening in Edinburgh on February 20. “Almost a quarter of the world’s population lives in cities, and that figure is growing. The interactions between people,…

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OPINION: So what exactly is the problem with single use plastics?

We’re Plastic Free Scotland. We’re a group of volunteers who have one mission – ending the use of single use plastic in Scotland. We want to make Scotland a greener place, and that’s why working to encouraging businesses to change…

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‘2018 can be a year of progress, from equality and human rights, to environmental protection’

In their New Year message, Scottish Green Party co-conveners Maggie Chapman and Patrick Harvie MSP said 2018 can be a year of progress on human rights and public services. They pledged to continue to fight for what they called “justice,…

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Scottish National Investment Bank: How can it make for a fairer Scotland?

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled ambitious plans for a Scottish National Investment Bank in September as a key plank of her programme for government. With it, she turned to trusted industry heads and promised a Just Transition Commission, identifying the…

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