Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Re-posting: Fossil Free Scotland

The deal signed at the climate conference will not be enough to protect the most vulnerable people and wildlife from disastrous climate change. There is no more time to waste: with groups across Europe we are working to win the fights that must be won to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The Fossil Free Scotland Campaign is Friends of the Earth Scotland's response to the failure of the Paris climate talks, and our aim is to help bring about a 100% renewable, no nuclear, super-efficient, zero-fossil-fuel Scotland. It is the biggest and most ambitious campaign that Friends of the Earth Scotland (FOES) have ever run.
We’ll be bringing together our work on fracking and the other unconventional fossil fuels with our efforts to get more local clean energy generated and our fight to free up £1.7bn of public sector pension money to do good here at home instead of funding the destructive overseas activities of the likes of Shell and BP.  
We’ll be continuing to press the Government to actually deliver on Scotland’s strong climate targets, to transform transport and deliver on energy efficiency. And we’ll be beginning the badly-needed conversation with Government, industry and the unions about a just transition out of oil and gas jobs and into clean energy jobs.

In Scotland, our new Fossil Free Scotland campaign aims to end the use of fossil fuels in Scotland within a generation. Our vision is of a just transition to a 100% renewable, no nuclear, super-efficient, zero-fossil-fuel Scotland.

The Fossil Free Scotland campaign will be:

• fighting dirty energy – FoES have helped stop fracking and unconventional fossil fuels for now so but will now be working to turn the two moratoria into permanent bans, as well as beginning the discussion about a transition from oil jobs in the North Sea to clean energy jobs.

• promoting clean energy – FoES have helped communities create their own renewable energy and will be pressing politicians to guarantee support for local green energy into the future

• moving the money – FoES will be working to get £1.7bn of public pension money out of fossil fuels and into community renewables, social housing and local sustainable transport schemes

What can you do?
You can help by asking Nicola Sturgeon to act on Scotland’s strong words on climate change and deliver a fossil free Scotland.
You can find out more at the campaign website: 
Help promote the campaign and the e-action through Twitter (#FFScot) and Facebook and to your networks.

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