The problem is that, despite all the “talking, passing resolutions, making clever speeches”, the world is still off course and heading for dangerous climate change. Scotland has some of the toughest targets on carbon emissions in the world, but that hardly matters when we have missed them for three years in a row. In a message on social media to mark 100 days to the United Nations’ Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Boris Johnson said while there had been good work done “let’s not pat ourselves on the back just yet because our planet and our people need more, we all have to make massive commitments to transforming our economy and getting back in balance with nature”. Given the magnitude of the crisis, it is frankly bizarre to talk as if anyone is remotely suggesting we should pat ourselves on the back for our efforts. Glasgow is the summit where the actions must, at last, speak louder than words.
Scotsman 24th July 2021 read more »
SCOTTISH Secretary Alister Jack has been slammed as being “asleep at the wheel” by an SNP MP for not visiting a single Scottish renewable energy company in 2021 – despite Glasgow preparing to host COP26 in November. Following publications of ministerial meetings, it has been shown that neither Jack, the Tory MP for Dumfries and Galloway, nor any junior minister has met with or visited a renewable energy company in the first quarter of 2021.
The National 24th July 2021 read more »