02 Dec 2020
One of the best ways to deliver transformational change is not only powerful, it can be easily delivered. A Scottish Nature Network helps focus effort and resources toward improving the ecological health of Scotland’s natural assets and helping tackle the climate and nature emergency.
01 Dec 2020
If you’re anything like me, you have at least one electrical item gathering dust deep in a forgotten cupboard at home – perhaps it suddenly gave out on you, or maybe you decided to upgrade. The issue of upgrades is being partly tackled by company buy-back/trade-in schemes. But that’s of no use if an item just stops working. When faced with this, what is stopping you from trying to repair it?
27 Nov 2020
Last week, the Scottish Parliament was asked to vote on a motion, tabled by Mark Ruskell MSP, to declare a nature emergency. Disappointingly, the opportunity was missed to take this bold step, with SNP and Conservative MSPs voting instead for an amendment removing the words ‘nature emergency’ altogether and congratulating current efforts. Scotland would have […]
05 Nov 2020
30 MSP Species Champions signed a letter to the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform calling on the Scottish Government to deliver an ambitious, legally binding set of targets and milestones to secure nature recovery. The letter, organised by Scottish Environment LINK, calls on the Scottish Government to champion nature. Real […]
28 Oct 2020
‘Today nature is vanishing at rates never seen before in human history,’ warned David Attenborough in his recent documentary about our planet. Scotland is no exception to the global trend of biodiversity decline. But it’s not too late for Scotland to act swiftly to reverse nature’s decline, says LINK Advocacy Manager Vhairi Tollan.
15 Oct 2020
"With new goods hard to find, we reused, repaired and repurposed everything we owned and found. In a year our household of six created just one dustbin of rubbish." Repair Network's Sophie Unwin describes her repair journey, from rural Nepal to Brixton, Leith and Govanhill.
07 Oct 2020
These are extraordinary times. Scotland continues to consider how we recover from the current health crisis, as a nation, and as part of the global community. Read why action is needed now to deal with the pandemic, the climate emergency and the nature crisis.
05 Oct 2020
Official figures released last week show a 72 percent rise in the amount of waste burned between 2018 and 2019. Is this a wise trajectory, compatible with net zero ambitions, asks Dr Phoebe Cochrane, LINK's sustainable economics officer.
05 Oct 2020
The global pandemic has proven that people are far more vulnerable than many of us thought. However, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the power, resilience and potential of grassroots and community-led action. There have been many inspiring examples of how community and voluntary organisations have stepped up to meet the huge challenges […]
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