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RMT members protest in Edinburgh over the lack of movement on COP26 promises

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Three months after COP26 the members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) have staged a protest march in central Edinburgh about the "betrayal of COP26 promises".This is the beginning...

The dust settles after COP26 – Prime Minister addresses the House of Commons

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In the days since COP26 closed in Glasgow the Prime Minister has made three speeches, and this is the text of the address he made to the House of Commons on Monday 15 November...

COP26 – experts react to the UN summit and Glasgow Climate Pact

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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. by Christina E. Hoicka, University of Victoria; Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis; Ian Lowe, Griffith University; Kate Dooley, The University of Melbourne;...

COP26 – Balerno group taking action on the pavements

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This article has been provided by Pesticide Free Balerno as part of our series of articles to be published in our COP26 special edition newspaper.. The UN conference on climate change was held in...

COP26 – photos of Obama and Kerry in Glasgow

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It is always hard to get a good shot, but even more so when you have to be quick and your subjects are on the move.Thomas Haywood, photographer was in Glasgow to get...

COP26 – the sky’s the limit

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This article has been provided by Edinburgh company, Skyrora as part of our series of articles to be published just ahead of COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in...

COP26 – Let It Grow live performance of “Enough is Enough” with ocean goddess...

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On Wednesday 10th November, the Let It Grow movement "Enough is Enough" came to life on the streets of Govan in Glasgow inspiring dance, congo-lines, and emotion from an energetic crowd and the 10-story...
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COP26 Scottish Land Commission urges transformation of land ownership

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This article has been provided by The Scottish Land Commission as part of our series of articles published during COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31...

Photos – #PedalonCOP26 – hundreds set off from Edinburgh

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Organised by Edinburgh Critical Mass, Pedal on Parliament and others, the ride which began at 8am from Middle Meadow Walk is part of a national 'Pedal on COP26' initiative.Several rides have been organised...

COP26 – Lorna Slater – words must be turned into actions

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With all the world looking at Glasgow during COP26, and in the face of climate emergency, it is clear that the time to do something about climate change, no matter how small, is now. Lorna...

COP26 – Cycling on COP from all over Scotland on Saturday #PedalOnCOP26

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A grassroots protest bike ride will set off from Edinburgh on Saturday morning, with some of the group aiming to reach Glasgow to join the march planned for the afternoon.Cyclists will take an...

Letter from Scotland

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The first agreement to emerge from the climate change summit in Glasgow was that the world’s forests would be saved by 2030. There then followed pronouncements on limiting methane gas, on ending coal production...

Tree planting in Craigmillar to say thanks – and provide a space for wellbeing

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Ecosia, the ethical search engine which uses advertising revenues from searches to plant trees across the world, is this week beginning a project to plant 500 trees at Hunter’s Hall Park near The Royal...

COP26 – Scottish businesses sign up to The NetZeroToolkit

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With the eyes of the world’s scientific community fixed on Scotland hosting COP26, almost 200 Scottish businesses have signed up to The NetZeroToolkit, a new, free, 8 step resource by Edinburgh Science charity which...

COP26 – Merpeople take the Ocean Rebellion message to the First Minister

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Three Cornish "merpeople" washed up outside Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland, on Wednesday evening.Their plea to the First Minister and The Scottish Government is to take the lead...

COP26 – 9,000Km journey to Glasgow for Indigenous artwork ‘Totem Latamat’

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'Totem Latamat' - carved by Totonac artist Jun Tiburcio - will have travelled 9,000km from Mexico, stopping at iconic locations across the UK, before arriving at the Indigenous Elders' COP26 camp around the Sacred...

COP26 – Ocean Rebellion wash up in Charlotte Square

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Three Cornish "merpeople" washed up outside Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland this evening.Their plea to the First Minister and The Scottish Government is to take the lead and...

COP26 – The Moderator on climate change and the church

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This article has been provided as part of our series of articles to be published during COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow in the first fortnight of...

Work under way to boost sustainability

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Empowering people to make thoughtful food choices to support more sustainable agriculture is essential in the battle on climate change.That was one of the arguments put forward at Green Food and Drink: Sustainable Production...

COP26 – commitment to halt forest loss by 2030 agreed

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At the first day of COP26 more than 100 leaders, whose states account for 86% of the world's forests, committed to a plan to stop and reverse the loss of forests and land degradation...

COP26 – world leaders take the bus

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Bus operator Stagecoach and bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis supplied a fleet of new electric double decker buses to transport a group of several hundred world leaders and their teams around Glasgow during COP26.Dignitaries...

COP26 – Prime Minister’s address to World Leaders Summit Opening Ceremony

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The UN conference on climate change welcomed many world leaders to the first sessions on Monday.This is what the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said to them on Monday 1 November 2021 in Glasgow:...

The Eagle is Landing – Air Force One on approach to Edinburgh

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President Joe Biden is arriving in Edinburgh this morning to travel onwards to Glasgow to COP26.Air Force One was on approach to Edinburgh Airport at 10.50am and from there the President will be whisked...

COP26 – Walking 500 miles to Glasgow with a message about nature

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Pilgrims who are part of a group called Listening to the Land reached Edinburgh Castle earlier this week on their 500-mile odyssey which will take them to Glasgow in time for COP26.The group followed...
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COP26 – 80% of food will come from Scotland

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The UK Government has confirmed that menus at COP26 will include sustainable food and that eighty per cent of the food served will be seasonal, and sourced from Scotland.Overall, 95% of the food served...

COP26 – Look out for the Beach of Dreams flags at St Mary’s Cathedral...

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This weekend a group of pilgrims have arrived at St Mary's Cathedral in Palmerston Place with the 500 Beach of Dreams flags created after the 35 day walking project.Ali Pretty joined the Pilgrimage...

Letter from Scotland

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I was lucky enough to be in Dumfries when STORM stormed through the town  last weekend.  She stands ten metres tall and is worked by a team of eight puppeteers, dressed in yellow oilskins,...
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No room at the inn for homeless in Livingston

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West Lothian Council has been told it cannot book homeless people into a Livingston hotel during the week of the COP26 conference.The move affects 30 people, both individuals and families, and has sparked criticism of...

Climate installation ‘We are Watching’ unfurls over Edinburgh

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Swiss Artivist, Dan Acher’s aerial climate installation 'We Are Watching' made its first visit to Scotland ahead of COP26 next month and was unfurled at Dynamic Earth earlier today (Tue. 12th Oct.) Watched by...

COP26 – Search is on for homestay hosts

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Scottish households are being urged to open their doors to delegates attending COP26, helping to widen access to the summit by providing affordable accommodation.Almost 700 households have already signed up to be part of...

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