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Working to make Scotland a better place. Founded 1990, been at Holyrood since the start.
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Scottish Greens co-leaders and Scottish Government ministers Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie talk COP26 and what we're doing to build a fairer, greener Scotland and world.

The climate crisis won't wait, we need to act now.

Follow Young Greens and other environmental activists from around the world as they prepare for the climate strike march at the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

Patrick Harvie MSP delivers her speech to the Scottish Green Party 2021 conference.

From being illegally evited from his flat to being minister for tenants rights. From attending Green meetings with his mum as a child, to investing billions of pounds into renewable energy, warm homes and active travel.

We all breathe the same air, and we all wish for a better future.

Scottish Green Party PPB, October 2021.

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Lorna Slater MSP delivers her speech to the Scottish Green Party 2021 conference.

Starting with electoral success, being in government and activism, Lorna talks about some of our previous successes like implementing a more progressive income tax, a pay rise for the public sector, £500m for local authorities, free...
Join Scottish Green Co-Leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater for the opening of our Autumn Conference

Today the Scottish Parliament voted to reject the cruel £20 Universal Credit cut being imposed by the UK Government.

The Tories have shown their true colours today, arguing to inflict one of the biggest social security cuts ever made in British history, at a time when so many people are struggling with the impact of...
Mark Ruskell MSP speaks at the 2021/22 Programme for Government, outlining the role Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie's will play as government ministers and some of the wins the Scottish Greens achieved through the cooperation agreement.

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The First Minister has laid out an agenda heavily influenced by the Scottish Greens, in her first programme for government following the cooperation deal between the two parties.Working in government, the Scottish Greens will lay the foundations for a Just Transition to a low-carbon economy and a new deal for tenants over the next year.The strategy for the private rented sector will be published...
The plight of Afghans fleeing the Taliban has exposed the racist approach of the UK Government and the need for Scotland to have more powers over immigration and refugee support, the Scottish Greens have said.In a debate on supporting the people of Afghanistan in the Scottish Parliament today, Scottish Greens human rights spokesperson Maggie Chapman will condemn the proposed UK Nationality and...
The right to food will be enshrined in Scots law following the agreement between the Scottish Greens and Scottish Government.Progress on the long-delayed Good Food Nation Bill forms part of the cooperation deal, which will also boost local food producers through procurement contracts. The right to food will also be reflected in a new Human Rights Bill.
Turning the Faslane naval base into a nuclear armed Gunatanamo Bay style British enclave once Scotland becomes independent would be completely unacceptable, Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer has said.The Financial Times has reported that this is one of the contingencies drawn up by the Ministry of Defence should Scotland become independent.Ross Greer, Green MSP for the West of Scotland region which...
Scottish Greens health and social care spokesperson Gillian Mackay MSP has sought assurances from the Scottish Government following its announcement of its intention to introduce COVID-19 certification to access certain ‘high risk’ venues.Responding to the First Minister’s statement Ms Mackay highlighted the importance of ensuring that the certification process doesn’t adversely affect...
The UK Climate Change Committee has warned that the case for approving the vast Cambo oil field off the coast of Shetland has not been made.Despite the warnings from the IPCC report on climate breakdown and warning from the UN Secretary General, the UK Government remains committed to expanding oil and gas production in the North sea and is set to approve the opening of the Cambo field too.
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Scottish Green Party members have approved the party’s cooperation agreement, clearing the way for co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater to become Scotland's (and the UK’s) first Green ministers.The agreement was approved overwhelmingly by members at a meeting this morning and ratified by the party’s national council afterward.Patrick Harvie MSP said:
The delivery of 5000 new teaching posts as part of the co-operation deal between the Scottish Greens and the Scottish Government will go a long way to tackling unsustainable teacher workloads, Scottish Greens Education Spokesperson Ross Greer MSP has said.The agreement would go well beyond the SNP’s manifesto commitment of ‘3500 additional teachers and classroom assistants.’Ross Greer MSP...
Commenting on the news that the Scottish Government is to establish a COVID-19 public inquiry before the end of the year, Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater MSP said:“The coronavirus crisis has been the most significant public health emergency for generations. The pandemic has impacted the way we all live our lives, and sadly many thousands have not survived.
A draft co-operation agreement between the Scottish Greens and the Scottish Government will transform Scotland’s transport network if approved by party members this weekend, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie has said.
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