Scottish Environment LINK members have prepared a Stage 1 Briefing on the Planning Bill. This can be accessed here.
Ahead of the Parliamentary debate on a Scottish National Investment Bank on 8 May, LINK members outline their views on establishing a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). This is an exciting opportunity to take strides towards a more sustainable economy and a Scotland richer in nature. Our key recommendations for establishing a SNIB that delivers for … Read More »
Briefings prepared for MSPs and MSP Species Champions on the potential impact of Climate Change on Scotland’s Terrestrial Species. There is strong evidence that climate change is affecting UK biodiversity and impacts are expected to grow as the magnitude of climate change increases. The upcoming Scottish Climate Bill is an opportunity to set strong targets … Read More »
Briefings prepared for MSPs and MSP Species Champions on the potential impact of Climate Change on Scotland’s Marine Species. There is strong evidence that climate change is affecting UK biodiversity and impacts are expected to grow as the magnitude of climate change increases. The upcoming Scottish Climate Bill is an opportunity to set strong targets … Read More »
LINK’s response to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee’s request for views on revised National Performance Framework provisions, April 2018
Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the debate on Earth Hour on the 28th March 2018 and urges all Species Champion MSPs to use this opportunity to stand up for their species and call for action to address climate change impacts on biodiversity in Scotland. As highlighted by WWF’s Earth Hour, nearly 1 in 6 species are … Read More »
This briefing provides an overview of Scottish Environment LINK’s document ‘Living with the seas’, which summarises LINK’s expectations for Regional Marine Planning and presents a vision of how and why the ecosystem approach should be incorporated into the design and implementation of marine spatial planning in Scotland.
On 19 March, the Minister for Local Government and Housing sent a letter to Bob Doris MSP, Convener of the Local Government and Communities Committee on the issue of Equal Rights of Appeal in response to the oral evidence that had been provided to the Committee in the context of its ongoing scrutiny of the Planning … Read More »
A briefing by Scottish Environment LINK’s Planning Group for Members’ Business S5M-10364, in the name of Monica Lennon MSP, on ‘Incinerators, Public Health and Planning in Scotland’, 14 March 2018
LINK members take note of the introduction of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (hereafter the Bill). From an environmental outcomes perspective, we agree with the position of the Scottish Government, that the process of the UK exiting the EU would be most effectively achieved through the European Union (Withdrawal) … Read More »