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Spokes Cycle Campaign — Climate, Transport & Cycling

Spokes next public meeting will be on Climate, Transport & Cycling. There will be presentations by Claudia Beamish MSP, Alex Luetchford (2050 climate group), Dave Gorman (University of Edinburgh), and Caroline Rance (Friends of the Earth Scotland). A panel discussion and Q&A will be Chaired by Elizabeth Bomberg from the University of Edi

Transform presents evidence on Climate Bill to Parliament

Transform Scotland today presented oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on the topic of the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Bill. Presenting the evidence to Parliament was Jess Pepper, our Enterprise Manager, but also a bit of an expert on all things climate-related. The video of the evidence session…


‘Transport is now Scotland’s biggest sectoral challenge’ says Committee on Climate Change annual report

Today’s annual report to the Scottish Parliament made by the independent Committee on Climate Change has shown “Scotland’s progress in reducing emissions from the power sector masks a lack of action in other areas, particularly transport, agriculture, forestry and land use.” The Committee notes that emissions from the transport sector have increased in every year from…


Evidence submitted to Parliament on Climate Change Bill

Transform Scotland have today responded to the call for written evidence on the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Bill. The evidence has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee ahead of today’s deadline for evidence. In the evidence paper, Transform Scotland sets out three ‘Opportunities for Greater Ambition’ in the…


Climate Change Bill — written evidence to ECCLR Committee


New government statistics show transport is holding back action on climate change

New statistics published today by the Scottish Government have revealed that transport is the largest source of carbon emissions in Scotland — and emissions are increasing. The Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2016 publication shows changes in emissions from each sector in Scotland between 2015 and 2016, as  well as long-term changes against the 1990 baseline targets. The…


Members’ Policy Briefing — Transport and the Climate Change Plan


Climate Plan: Parliament recommendations on transport ignored

Commenting on the publication of the final version of the Climate Change Plan, Transform Scotland director Colin Howden said: “There are many welcome proposals set out in the transport section of the Climate Change Plan. Low Emission Zones, investment in low carbon ferries and rail electrification, and the longer-term phase-out of fossil fuel vehicles all…


Climate Plan: Ministers must prioritise walking, cycling and public transport

Ahead of Thursday afternoon’s Ministerial Statement on the Climate Change Plan, Transform Scotland has set out its views on what will make a successful plan for tackling carbon emissions from Scotland’s transport sector. Transform Scotland holds that the final Climate Change Plan must give greater priority to walking, cycling and public transport to deliver wider…


Scottish Budget must prioritise sustainable transport to tackle climate change

Transform Scotland has welcomed the Environment Committee’s warning that cuts in the Scottish Budget could hinder the Government’s action on climate change, but stresses that more needs to be done to tackle transport emissions. Successive Scottish Budgets have prioritised unsustainable transport ahead of public transport, walking and cycling, resulting in transport now being the largest source…