LINK organises regular events and activities for our members, for our stakeholders and other interested audiences.


COP15: 30 by 30: Protecting Scotland’s Land and Sea

09 Jun 2022


Scottish Environment LINK and RSPB Scotland

Scottish Environment LINK and RSPB Scotland are hosting a webinar for MSPs on 30 by 30, an international initiative to designate 30% of Earth’s land and ocean areas protected areas by 2030. This webinar is part of a series of briefings for MSPs  introducing the upcoming UN Convention on Biological Diversity conference (COP15). 

COP15 will produce a new global agreement for tackling the nature emergency and is as significant a moment for the future of our planet as the COP26 conference in Glasgow. This series of briefings explores why we need nature, what is driving its unprecedented decline, and solutions to the nature crisis here at home. This international deal must be delivered by domestic ambition in Scotland and the Scottish Parliament has a crucial role to play in securing a Nature Positive future.

This third event in the series will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with this policy in Scotland as well as looking at the global target to protect 30% of Earth’s land and ocean area as protected areas by 2030.

We are delighted to announce our panellists:

  • Isobel Mercer, Senior Policy Officer at RSPB Scotland.
  • Alasdair Lemon, Marine Policy Officer at RSPB Scotland.
  • John Mayhew, Director, Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland.
  • Rita El Zaghloul, Coordinator of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People on behalf of Costa Rica.


This event will be live streamed via the LINK YouTube Channel and a recording will be available after the event.


Sea Scotland Conference 2022

15 Jun 2022

The Studio, Glasgow G2 6AE

Save Scottish Seas

Sea Scotland is an annual conference series which has been held since 2016 and aims to bring together the marine community and facilitate debate on critical issues facing the marine environment in Scotland.

For its 7th edition, the Sea Scotland Conference will take place in-person and online based at The Studio, Glasgow, on 15th and 16th June 2022. The theme for this year is “Scotland’s Place in the Global Ocean” through which we will explore how Scotland’s marine management compares to other maritime nations, and what we can learn from the successes of other nations.

We will delve into what needs to happen to make Scotland a global leader in ocean recovery in terms of political ambition, financial investment and practical conservation measures to ensure management of human activity at sea delivers ocean recovery in harmony with a just transition to net zero. We will seek to draw from the experience of others as well as showcase progressive marine conservation efforts developed in Scotland.


Register here 👉

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The role of Material Use in Mitigating Climate Change

23 Jun 2021


Phoebe Cochrane, Sustainable Economics Officer LINK

Organised by Scottish Environment LINK and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland 

This event will hear from experts and explain why a focus on materials is important, which materials and products have the biggest impact, how these might be addressed and how climate change policy needs to broaden out if we are to really ‘end our contribution’ to climate change by 2050.


  • Prof. John Barrett, University of Leeds 
  • Matthew Fraser, Lead, Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative
  • Kim Pratt, Zero Waste Scotland

Please register to attend here.

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