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COP26: All eyes on Scotland after years of anticipation

In the coming weeks, Glasgow will play host to world leaders as they meet to agree further steps to be taken to combat the climate crisis. The Conference of Parties (COP) is a decision-making body associated with the United Nations’ efforts to slow climate change, with this year’s summit (COP26) taking place between 31 October […]

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Scottish Government’s index finds Scotland’s most deprived areas

More than one in ten Edinburgh neighbourhoods are considered areas of multiple deprivation, a new Scottish Government report has found. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is compiled by the government every four years. It ranks every area of Scotland based on its income, level of employment and crime, as well as its access […]

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University security staff equipped with body cameras to identify student protestors

Editors Note: An update has been added to the end of this article to reflect the most current responses of University adminstration and People and Planet, following the original publication of this article. The University of Edinburgh security staff have been equipped with body camera devices to be used to identify student protesters, a University […]

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The University must make a greater effort to divest

Divestment is eminently achievable, economically viable, and environmentally meaningful; by listening to its students and fully divesting from fossil fuels the University of Edinburgh could take a powerful stance on climate change. Protests and occupations can seem drastic and radical, but they are a frustrated last resort, born of the fact that the University’s senior […]

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Fossil fools: reckless investment must end now

Written by Ellie Jones for People and Planet. The university is in the final stages of its decision whether or not to cut their investment in fossil fuels. The 2 April marks the final meeting of the Edinburgh University working group for fossil fuel divestment, whose recommendation will be carried forward to the University Court. […]