Martin Whitfield MSP today attended Friends of the Earth (FoE) Scotland’s exhibition stall at the Scottish Parliament to meet some of the team and find out more about the environmental charity’s latest campaigning and other activity.
FoE’s attendance at Parliament co-incided with the publication of the Scottish Government’s draft Energy Strategy, setting out its policies on domestic production of energy, alongside a plan to reduce demand and build a resilient and secure future net zero energy system.
Environmental campaigners, including FoE Scotland, have called for Ministers to set an end date for fossil fuels and chart a just and clear path to a renewable powered future.
Speaking afterwards, Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“It was a pleasure to meet the Friends of the Earth Scotland in Parliament today. They undertake really excellent and evidence-based policy and campaigns work to promote environmental justice and a just transition to a fossil free Scotland.
“Scotland still has much to do to reduce waste and become a more environmentally-friendly, energy efficient country and I’ll work with all partners to help deliver that. We need to do more and quicker to ensure we meet our climate change targets.”