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2021[edit | edit source]

Coastal saltmarsh 'engineered' to fight climate change, Nov 11...[1]Ecological restoration Scotland

As COP visits Scotland, some are speaking out about how the people's ownership of renewable energy could be much better, Nov 7[2]

Heat in Buildings Strategy sets out the pathway for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland's homes and buildings – which currently account for about a fifth of Scotland's emissions - by more than two thirds by 2030. It will require over a million homes and the equivalent of 50,000 non-domestic buildings to convert to zero emissions heat by 2030. Oct 7[3]

Not worrying about national parties, politics or policies, North Ayrshire follows Preston in building community wealth, over this first busy year, Oct 6[4]

Vast area of Scottish Highlands to be rewilded in ambitious 30-year project, Sep 24...[5]Ecological restoration Scotland

The Scottish Citizens Assembly has concluded - and one of its big proposals is a "House of Citizens", as a second chamber for Holyrood, Feb 8[6]

2020[edit | edit source]

This is why more of Scotland should be owned by the people.[7] Aug 22

Citizen's basic income: Pilot scheme 'challenging but desirable'.[8] Jun 11

Could the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland change how politics is done for good?[9] Mar 20

♥ We don't need institutes, we need constitutes… and they should live in a Makar House, Pat Kane.[10] Mar 16...Community resources

Is Scotland leading the way on climate change?[11] Feb 4

2019[edit | edit source]

When a renewable energy revolution meets the landscapes of Orkney, the result is quite beautiful.[12] Sep 2

Dundee's green revolution: council-run charging hubs and electric cabs.[13] Aug 16

Finland's result on its UBI experiment: people don't shirk work. And it increases trust, health and wellbeing.[14] UBI experiment to start in Scotland. Feb 8

How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy, Jan 20[15]

Urban Nature-based Solutions in Scotland at Scale, Toward a regenerative natural asset economy, 2019-, NatureScot,[16]

2018[edit | edit source]

Lesley Riddoch on the "power of local" - communities taking control in their own way, Nov 10[17]

From Scotland, a proposal for a new level of self-defining community power: Development Councils, Nov 3[18]

Scotland to ban all plastic straws as Holyrood backs Sunday Mail campaign, Feb 11[19]

2017[edit | edit source]

Shock figures reveal park life at an all-time low, Nov 5[20]

Communities to be given 'direct voice' in local authorities' spending decisions, Oct 29[21]

Scotland to set up publicly-owned, not-for-profit renewable energy company, Oct 11[22]

Scottish government bans fracking after public opposition, Oct 3[23]

Huge increase in use of local renewables, Jun 12[24]

Switching short journeys to bike can save Scots up to £2,000 per year, Apr 26[25]

Cyclists across Scotland turn out to demand better deal, Apr 22[26]

Stirling Council celebrates 1,500th solar install as battery storage pilot commences, Mar 3[27]

Over 1,100 homes to be offered solar by North Ayrshire council, Feb 1[28]

Cumnock to become Scotland's first fully 'Green Town', Jan 29[29]

Scotland named one of world's top 'circular economy' nations, Jan 8[30]

Universal basic income trials being considered in Scotland, Jan 1[31]

2016[edit | edit source]

Stirling communities to be in the driving seat of change, Dec 19[32]

Scots must opt for electric cars if target for slashing emissions is to be met, Dec 5[33]

Good sports... wind boost for Skelmorlie! Wemyss Bay and Inverkip also to benefit, Dec 4[34]

Beavers given native species status after reintroduction to Scotland, Nov 24[35]

The community land rush spreading to urban Scotland, Oct 16[36]

Scotland bans energy firms from setting fire to coal seams to produce gas, Oct 6[37]

Scotland Has Put The Public At The Heart of Its Plans For Climate Change - And Just Look At The Results, Sep 20[38]

Turning Scotland 'green', Sep 13[39]

Scotland second to Sweden in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Western Europe, Jul 31[40]

Scotland beats climate emissions reductions target six years early, Jun 14[41]

Wind power provides electricity for 75 per cent of Scots homes, May 2[42]

Scottish Parliament votes for total fracking ban, Jun 2[43]

2015[edit | edit source]

Plastic bag charge in Scotland sees usage cut by 80%, October 20[44]

Why Scotland should create its own currency: the ScotPound, September 10[45]

Why land reform must be urban too, August 26[46]

Scotland's Environment Secretary launches circular economy consultation, August 20[47] Circular economy will help create jobs and protect environment, say Friends of the Earth Scotland[48]

Scottish land reform is on the agenda. And the rest of the UK should take note, June 25[49]

UK's first data service for towns and cities launches in Scotland, April 28[50]

Scotland's plastic bag usage down 80% since 5p charge introduced, April 17[51]

Scotland's path network extension plan unveiled, March 19[52]

2014[edit | edit source]

Local food revolution gathering pace, September 3[53]

Community Energy Policy Statement sets out the Scottish Government's record of support for community energy and new ambition for holistic local energy solutions, August 18[54]

Scottish Government says no to UK fracking plans, August 15[55]

Dunbar announced as Scotland's first Zero Waste Town, August 6[56]

30 new marine reserves for Scotland, July 25[57]

Half of children in Scotland getting to School on foot, bike or scooter, May 30[58]

"For the first time, anywhere in the world, a community-owned tidal turbine is generating electricity," Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing, May 21[59]

Scottish universities given funding for low carbon projects, April 27[60]

Trying out low carbon electric bikes, April 11[61]

One tree at a time: restoring the forest of Caledon, February 3[62]

News sources[edit | edit source]

  • Source, news analysis from Common Weal, added 16:43, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Blogs[edit | edit source]

Greener Together Blog, Greener Scotland

See also[edit | edit source]

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