Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the key sticking points in negotiations, and ultimately unresolved issues from the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow was the issue
Category: Environment & Energy
What to expect at COP27
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog sets out what’s on the agenda at COP27 in Egypt, considers how the world has changed in the last 12 months and what action is needed now to achieve climate targets.
COP26 – what happened next?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog recaps on COP26 in Glasgow last year and considers some of the important developments affecting climate change negotiations since then.
Scotland’s Ban on Single-Use Plastics: a case study of the impact of the UK Internal Market Act
Reading Time: 6 minutes On 1 June 2022, a ban on certain single-use plastic products in Scotland came into force. However, initially, the ban was not fully effective. This
Governing nature – halting biodiversity loss
Reading Time: 7 minutes How are governments working to halt and reverse biodiversity loss? This is the second of two blogs on biodiversity and explores Scotland’s progress in this area and ongoing changes to biodiversity policy.
Nature’s variety: Biodiversity explained
Reading Time: 4 minutes What is biodiversity loss, how does it happen and why does it matter? This two-part blog explores biodiversity loss and how governments are acting to halt it.
What’s cookin’? Stage 3 of the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises the discussions around the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill to date, ahead of Stage 3 consideration by the Parliament on Tuesday 14 June 2022.
International Climate Assessments – Round Six
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published the third and final part of its review of global climate research. Known as Assessment
Energy price crisis – impacts and remedies in Scotland
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog explores the key drivers of energy price rises, expert commentary, and some of the responses from Scottish and UK governments.
Scottish Government’s 10 year strategy for economic transformation
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog gives an overview of the Scottish Government’s 10 year strategy for economic transformation