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Scottish Government — The role of Public Sector Bodies in tackling climate change

The Scottish Government are consulting on how to end the public sector’s contribution to climate change. Specifically, the consultation is looking at how the Public Sector Climate Change Reporting Duties should be revised to support that, and how Scottish Government and the wider public sector can work together to make a step-change in del

The greenest option for Anglo-Scottish travel — Rail produces a fifth of the climate emissions that comes from air travel

Virgin Trains have today published figures that show a record number of people have opted to travel on Virgin trains’ Anglo-Scottish rail services instead of flying. In the 12 months to July 2019, 29% of people chose to travel with Virgin Trains rather than flying between Glasgow and London. This is nearly 2% more than…

True leadership shown by today’s climate strikers

Friday 20 September marks a year since the beginning of the School Strikes for Climate. The strike this Friday will be the biggest ever with people across Scotland and the rest of the world choosing to strike from school and work to call on decision-makers to address the climate emergency with genuinely transformational changes. Transform…

Climate Emergency: Parliamentary briefing ahead of Programme for Government

Ahead of this afternoon’s Scottish Government Programme for Government announcement, we’ve published the briefing we circulated to the Members of the Scottish Parliament ahead of today’s statement. Colin Howden, director of Transform Scotland, said: “We’re looking forward to hearing more on Scottish Government’s response to the Climate Emergency and the commitment to the transformational change…

Action needed now to deliver zero-emission Scottish railway by 2030: Climate Emergency response ‘Vision 2030: Clean Rail’

TRANSFORM SCOTLAND NEWS RELEASE Monday 2 September 2019 ACTION NEEDED NOW TO DELIVER ZERO-EMISSION SCOTTISH RAILWAY BY 2030: Transform sets out Climate Emergency response ‘Vision 2030: Clean Rail’ Transform Scotland, the voice of sustainable transport, has today (Monday 2nd) published a new ‘vision paper’ setting out its Climate Emergency response for Scotland’s railways. [1] [2]…

National Transport Strategy: 36 months in, and no new action to tackle Climate Emergency

Transform Scotland today gave its initial response to the publication of the Scottish Government’s three-month consultation on its draft National Transport Strategy. Transform Scotland director Colin Howden said: “Today we face a Climate Emergency. Scotland’s children are striking for their future. The best scientific evidence is that we have 18 months to put in place…

Decarbonising public transport should be priority for Government’s climate plans

Transform Scotland will today present evidence to the Parliament’s environment committee on the Climate Bill and the Committee on Climate Change’s evidence to the Scottish Government. Jess Pepper, presenting the Transform evidence, will say: “Much greater priority needs to be given to decarbonising the public transport system and shifting short trips to walking and cycling….

The Progress of the Climate Bill

Infrastructure plans must prioritise climate, health and equalities

We have today submitted our response to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland’s consultation. In our response, we make the case that it is imperative that the Commission takes as the centrepiece of its consideration the provision of infrastructure that: Tackles the Climate Emergency declared by the First Minister. Improves public health and reduces health inequalities….

Climate Bill debate in Parliament: action needed on sustainable transport

We have published a parliamentary briefing issued to all Members of the Scottish Parliament ahead of this afternoon’s Climate Bill Stage 1 report. The briefing welcomes the environment committee’s finding that clear climate pathways need to be found to deliver emission reduction in key sectors such as transport where there is opportunity to be much…