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Circular economy proposals to be announced in May – will they be up to the job?

11 Mar 2022

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the news that the Scottish Government will consult on a Circular Economy bill in May and that a ban on the destruction of unsold goods will be one of the proposals brought forward. However, banning the destruction of unsold goods is only one part of the jigsaw puzzle if Scotland is […]

Support for Scottish Government’s Sustainable and Regenerative Farming in Scotland vision statement

03 Mar 2022

On 2 March 2022, the Scottish government published its vision for sustainable and regenerative farming. This vision to be a global leader is a bold one and one that we support. Its delivery will hinge on commitment to transformational change in the way we farm and use land in Scotland and in how we support […]

Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation towards a wellbeing economy is a good start

01 Mar 2022

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the recognition of environmental objectives in Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation and looks forward to  more robust plans to deliver towards our nature positive, net zero targets as part of a Just Transition. Today marks the publication of the long awaited new strategy for economic transformation, Delivering Economic Prosperity. On […]

Experts back call to transform Scotland’s economy, protect the planet and provide wellbeing for all

25 Feb 2022

Calls for radical, transformative changes to Scotland’s economy in order to ensure wellbeing for all within our environmental limits have been backed by almost 40 leading economists and environment academics. In advance of the publication by the Scottish Government of its new economic strategy on Tuesday 1 March, these experts have endorsed Ten Points for […]

National Planning Framework needs ‘teeth’ to deliver for nature, climate and communities warn charities

10 Nov 2021

Today’s publication of the 10-year National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) is a missed opportunity to futureproof our natural environment in the face of the climate and nature crisis, says Scottish Environment LINK. While the focus of the draft NPF4 on meeting Scotland’s net zero by 2045 target is hugely welcome, its ambition does not go far enough to set out how its policies will deliver the restoration of Scotland’s nature […]

Restoration Fund is a positive step for Scotland’s nature

06 Nov 2021

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes today’s announcement of increased government funding to restore and protect nature. The Nature Restoration Fund will commit to at least £13.5 million annually to restore and protect Scotland’s nature – a vital step to fund the work needed to help restore Scotland’s habitats and species. From restoring Scotland’s wetlands, marine habitats […]

Programme for Government: commitments must deliver a transformation for nature

07 Sep 2021

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes today’s Programme for Government outlined by the First Minister (7 September). As we embark on the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, the need to tackle the global climate and nature emergency is urgent. Two major UN reports (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC and Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services […]

Environment Prioritised in SNP-Green Cooperation Agreement

20 Aug 2021

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes indication that the draft SNP-Green Cooperation Agreement, announced today (20 August), includes proposals to progress a number of key environmental policies. This could signal a step forward in delivering on Scotland’s ambition to tackle the nature and climate crises hand in hand.    In particular, positive progress has been made to […]

LINK launches new Nature Champion initiative

03 Jun 2021

We are delighted to announce that Scottish Environment LINK has relaunched Species Champions as the Nature Champions initiative. The Nature Champions initiative has been developed by LINK to encourage Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) to champion endangered or iconic species and priority habitats, raising awareness and promoting action to restore and safeguard Scotland’s environment. […]

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