This briefing highlights potential areas for discussion between the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee and the Scottish Land Commission, particularly in terms of the Commission’s work on issues affecting land and the environment and wider sustainability; efforts to support the Land Use Strategy; and concerns regarding the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement. The full … Read More »
Scottish Environment LINK and WWF Scotland’s recently published report ‘Scotland’s Nature on Red Alert: Climate change impacts on biodiversity’ highlights climate change pressures and the impact those pressures are having on Scotland’s biodiversity. LINK’s parliamentary briefing summarises the report’s findings and recommends a set of clear policy actions to reverse the impacts of climate change … Read More »
This briefing contains Scottish Environment LINK’s initial response to the Scottish Government’s draft Land Use Strategy consultation The draft Land Use Strategy (LUS) is a ‘direction setter’ and aspirational document, not a strategy with clear goals and action. LINK welcomes many of the ideas and statements within the draft LUS but believes that it is … Read More »
Scottish Environment LINK give Evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and Environment Committee as they look at the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s 2008 report on Scotland’s hills and islands.