- Oct 28, 2017
Not bad, but we still have a long way to go. I am involved in the divestment campaign and while the SNP are definitely more progressive than the shambles in Westminster, they are still effectively lowballing:
- Still massive promoters of the oil reserves in North Sea without any timeline are commitment for keeping reserves in the ground. Sturgeon casts herself as a climate champion while constantly sweet talking the oil industry.
- Many commitments aren't that ambitious, i.e., electric cars by 2038 or some such, and nowhere near 1.5c
- Talk up emissions targets, but don't capture data on consumption emissions, just territorial emissions. I know the former is hard to capture, but it is the figure that matters most.
- Haven't even committed to divesting any of their pension funds, let alone their other investment sources.