How fully does the Scottish Government's proposed new environment watchdog replace the oversight and enforcement functions previously carried out by EU institutions? Will it have the independence, powers and resources required to hold government to account on environmental matters?
If you believe your local environment is being harmed due to the failure of a public body to meet environmental standards, you can raise an official complaint and request an investigation. Well, you can until the end of December 2020, …
Scottish Environment LINK has today welcomed the Scottish government’s announcement of a new EU Continuity Bill to safeguard vital environmental protections that would otherwise be lost in December this year, at the end of the Brexit transition period.
Following the Scottish government’s recent announcement that refusal to extend the Brexit transition would have a damaging impact on Scotland’s recovery from the Covid-19 crisis , Scottish Environment LINK (LINK), a coalition of Scotland’s leading environmental charities has warned that …
Scotland’s leading environment charities have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today of an environment strategy, applauding the government’s commitment to restore nature and end Scotland’s contribution to climate change. They have called on the government to back up its commitment with legally binding targets for nature recovery. The charities, members of Scottish Environment LINK and behind the Fight for Scotland’s Nature
We, Scotland’s people, love our nature. Our beautiful and varied natural environment is integral to who we are and how we see ourselves. Yet we know that nature is in trouble and needs our help. The start of a new decade provides us with unique opportunities we must seize. This year, in which Scotland hosts the UN Climate Summit for the first time, we must focus on our ailing planet and the chance we still have to put things right.
Brexit trade deals could put iconic Scottish wildlife at risk at a time when 1 in 9 species in Scotland are at risk of extinction, say a group of leading environmental charities. Otters, bottlenose dolphins, puffins, bats, Golden eagle and osprey are among a host of species that will face increased threats after 31 January. Many of Scotland’s most important wildlife species and habitats benefit from high levels of protection originating from the EU.
The huge and vital challenge of tackling the joint nature and climate emergencies means our natural world needs allies like never before. Today, we’re celebrating the commitment made by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) to Stand Up for Nature. Fifty-one MSPs from across the political parties, many of whom are also species champions, have signed the pledge launched by Scottish Environment LINK to work for the protection, recovery and enhancement of Scotland’s natural environment.