Friends of the Earth Scotland have launched their biggest ever campaign. The Fossil Free Scotland campaign aims to end the use of fossil fuels in Scotland within a generation.
Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said:
"World governments are about to fail us in Paris. We know the deal signed at the climate conference will not be enough to protect the most vulnerable from disastrous climate change. That means campaigners, activists and ordinary people need to make up for the failure of global politics. Scotland virtually invented the industrial revolution and it should be leading the world into a new fossil-free future. We need to break from the past, break our links with dirty energy and play our part in ensuring a safe climate for everyone.
"The Fossil Free Scotland Campaign will oppose dirty energy, promote clean energy and work to get billions of public pension money out of the likes of BP and Shell and into socially-useful projects here in Scotland. This is the biggest and hardest thing we have ever taken on but it is also the most important."
The Fossil Free Scotland campaign will be:
Dr Dixon continued:
"Our vision is of a just transition to a 100% renewable, no nuclear, super-efficient, zero-fossil-fuel Scotland. Despite being an oil producer, our country has the renewable energy assets and the engineering skills to be a leader in ditching fossil fuels."
The Fossil Free Scotland campaign is part of the Friends of the Earth network with active campaigns in countries across Europe - together they make the biggest climate campaign in Europe.