Editorial: Glasgow 2020 is an opportunity for Scotland to lead the global zero-carbon revolution
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow next year will be a huge moment – no more talk and targets; nothing less than decisive actions to deliver a zero-carbon revolution is good enough
IN DECEMBER next year, Glasgow will be the centre of the world.
It will be in Scotland’s largest city where up to 30,000 delegates will gather for a UN Global Climate Summit, expected to be the most important since Paris in 2015.
Stuart Graham: It's time to bring climate action to Glasgow's workplaces
After the announcement that Glasgow will host the UN Climate Summit in December 2020, Glasgow Union social work branch co-convenor Stuart Graham says trade unionists in the city need to get organised for the huge challenges of the Climate Emergency which lie ahead
AS THE climate emergency climbs higher up the political agenda and pushes its way onto our screens and into our public spaces, any relatively informed observer could reasonably expect that government at local and national level will devise effective strategies to tackle it.
Outlawing ‘ecocide’: The battle to make a crime of environmental destruction
CommonSpace speaks to Cath Andrews of Ecological Defence Integrity, who seek to have wide-scale environmental destruction ranked alongside genocide and war crimes under international law
AS ENVIRONMENTAL activists around the world press for greater action to combat the climate emergency, much attention has understandably been paid to their high-profile campaigns, such as this year’s climate strikes, and to proposed legislative solutions, such as the various formulations of a Green New Deal being considered in both the United States and Scotland.
Mary MacCallum Sullivan: 'Escape and Repair' - or Repair and Escape?
Mary MacCallum Sullivan, a psychotherapist from Argyll and CS columnist, says Common Weal’s new campaign slogan ‘escape and repair’ raises questions about Scotland’s relationship to Britain after independence – can we really escape the UK’s constitutional crisis?
Mary MacCallum Sullivan: A plea for a moral compass
Mary MacCallum Sullivan, a pyschotherapist from Argyll, says that the Brexit fiasco is indicative of a crisis in western society, where the real issues facing the future of humanity are ignored as ‘we close our doors and our hearts’
Jonathon Shafi: A Green New Deal won't be delivered by failed economic dogma
Common Weal Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi says that a much greater level of ambition and a willingness to break with economic orthodoxy are necessary if the Scottish Government really is to deliver a Green New Deal
Programme for Government 2019: Reaction from Common Weal, STUC, Friends of the Earth, Patrick Harvie + more
CommonSpace rounds up reaction to Nicola Sturgeon’s 2019 Programme for Government, which was dominated by proposals to lower carbon emissions
NICOLA STURGEON’S 2019 Programme for Government was dominated by the Climate Emergency.