What will a new watchdog look like?
To ensure no gaps are created, we need to create a new body or bodies to ensure these functions are not lost. Existing bodies may need to have some functions expanded or strengthened to compensate for functions currently performed by EU bodies.
Provisions to address this gap should be made through a Scottish Environment Act.
Any such body or institution must have:
- adequate resources
- be independent of government
- have relevant expertise and
- have sufficient legal powers to enforce the law and hold the various governments to account.
Read a detailed analysis on this issue of a governance gap by Greener UK.