Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee’s call for evidence on Stage 1 of the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill. Consistent with the recommendations made by the Wildlife Crime Penalties Review Group, LINK Wildlife Crime Subgroup members support the provision of … Read More »
This briefing sets out the views of LINK’s Food and Farming Subgroup on recent decisions about agricultural funding. It includes recommendations for how future agricultural funding arrangements could better support farmers and crofters to address the climate and nature emergencies. Read the briefing here: LINK Briefing – Agricultural Funding – Nov 2019
A new briefing highlighting the need for bold policy action to enable the recovery of Scottish seas.
Scotland has strong standards for environmental protection, but to date we have relied on EU arrangements to implement and enforce these. Building on the work done by the Scottish Government’s Expert Roundtable, this report by Professor Campbell Gemmell considers international examples of environmental governance arrangements and proposes practical solutions to the challenges Scotland will face … Read More »
Scottish Environment LINK have submitted a briefing to all MSPs ahead of the Stage 3 debate on the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill. The briefing sets out LINK’s views with respect to required amendments to ensure that the Climate Bill delivers robust action to address the twin climate and nature emergencies. Read the full … Read More »
Scottish Environment LINK have submitted a briefing to all MSPs on the upcoming Finance and Constitution Committee Debate on Common Frameworks. The briefing sets out the importance of basing common frameworks between the UK Government and devolved administrations on shared environmental principles. Read the full briefing: here
Survation carried out a poll for Scottish Environment LINK on public attitudes to Scotland’s environment. A key finding is that 86 per cent of the Scottish public is concerned about potential threats to wildlife from climate change, habitat loss and pollution.
The Marine Group have responded to the ECCLR Committee’s call for written evidence on the progress of Regional Marine Planning in Scotland.
Today, 1 in 11 species in Scotland is at risk of extinction. Any UK exit from the EU, in the absence of equivalent protections and governance processes, endangers our ability to continue protecting and enhancing our environment at a critical time for nature and climate. LINK believes an Environment (Scotland) Bill is urgently needed to … Read More »