Given the overwhelming public support for action the new Programme for Government falls short of expectations. A recent survey undertaken by Survation on behalf of Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environmental charities has found that as many as 84% of Scots want the same or higher levels of environmental standards in the … [continue reading]
Scottish Environment LINK has joined more than 85 civil society organisations in signing an open letter to the Prime Minister expressing grave concerns about the impact of a no-deal Brexit. You can read the letter here. For more information, visit the Brexit Civil Society Alliance. Read our blog, ‘A No Deal Brexit is No Good for Scotland’s … [continue reading]
In June, LINK brought together 97 organisations to write to the First Minister to ask her to take action to protect, enhance and restore our environment – as the best insurance against climate change and to provide subsequent generations with a sustainable future. The First Minister’s reply … [continue reading] Nicola Sturgeon’s letter underlines commitment to nature. Now let’s see a Scottish Environment Act!
Stand up for the nature you love! Is it bumblebees in your local park? Puffins in the Firth of Forth? Oak trees on the banks of Loch Lomond? Join the Fight for Scotland’s Nature by tweeting your nature pictures or videos to Nicola Sturgeon. 1/ Take a photo or video of what you love. Maybe you’re in the picture too … [continue reading] Tweet Nicola Sturgeon your nature pictures!
If our natural environment is being harmed, and our government fails in its duty to protect it, who can we turn to? In 2012, conservation group WWF complained to the European Commission that the UK government hadn’t set up any protected areas for the harbour porpoise. With its chunky body, triangular fin … [continue reading] Without EU environmental protection, the Scottish Government must fill the gap
EU environmental principles have helped us effectively address environmental issues in a systematic way. They have been fundamental to ensuring consistent decision-making, and therefore providing greater certainty for business and others, as well as ensuring that the way in which we protect our natural wealth and seek to rectify environmental harm is effective and targeted. … [continue reading] Straight to the source