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Welcome improvements to Scotland’s EU exit laws, but bill must go further for nature

25 Nov 2020

Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environmental charities, has today welcomed initial improvements to the Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill, which delivers crucial post-Brexit environmental protections, including an environment watchdog. From 1 January 2021, the EU’s world-renowned environmental protections will no longer apply to Scotland. The Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill seeks to […]

Statement on deer control in support of Forestry and Land Scotland

04 Sep 2020

A statement from Scottish Environment LINK’s Deer Group on control of deer populations: “As environmental land managers we fully recognise the need for ongoing control of deer populations, and to address the climate and biodiversity crises. Natural predators of deer are extinct in Scotland. Deer numbers are far higher than is sustainable for nature to […]

Scottish Environment LINK Welcomes Government’s Drive for a Greener Scotland

01 Sep 2020

Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environmental charities today welcomed Scottish government’s announcement to create new, green jobs to tackle the multiple crises the country is facing relating to climate change, rapid nature decline and the coronavirus. This comes after strong sector-wide and public support for actions to drive a green recovery from […]

UK internal market could seriously harm Scotland’s environment

13 Aug 2020

Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environment charities, has warned the UK government that its plan to create a UK internal market could seriously harm Scotland’s natural environment by dragging down standards. The plan unveiled by the UK government last month appears to be aimed at both removing regulation and forcing all four […]

Most people living in Scotland want a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic

07 Aug 2020

A new poll shows people in Scotland believe the Government should prioritise economic recovery measures that tackle climate change and enhance nature A new poll released today shows three-quarters of people living in Scotland believe the Scottish Government should prioritise measures for a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The poll shows strong public support […]

Safeguarding Scotland’s Wild Mammals

29 Jul 2020

In June, the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament. Environment LINK welcomed the Bill and the amendments which ranged from increasing penalties for serious animal and wildlife crimes to offering new and increased protections to animals and wildlife in Scotland.   One key amendment which passed […]

Campaigners welcome legislation for post-Brexit environmental protections

19 Jun 2020

New EU Continuity Bill a welcome step forward, say charities. Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading charities has today welcomed the Scottish government’s announcement of a new EU Continuity Bill to safeguard vital environmental protections that would otherwise be lost in December this year, at the end of the Brexit transition period. The […]

Scottish public want a less wasteful economy

09 Jun 2020

A Scottish Environment LINK survey published today shows the public want a less wasteful economy with lighter demands on the planet (1,2). These findings come at a critical time, with Governments now considering how best to stimulate the economy as part of the recovery from coronavirus (3). The survey showed that respondents would support moves […]

Environmental charities challenge politicians to meet five tests for a ‘green recovery’

29 May 2020

Leading Scottish environmental charities have today jointly published five tests for politicians to meet when implementing a ‘green recovery’ from COVID-19. Scottish Environment LINK has challenged decision-makers to meet its tests, which it says will ensure that Scotland can move towards a new sustainable and socially-just era.   LINK, the network of 39 of Scotland’s […]

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