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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 […]

Environmental organisations welcome climate adviser’s calls for a ‘resilient recovery’

06 May 2020

A coalition of environmental organisations have welcomed today’s advice from the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on how Scotland can build a resilient, green economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of Scottish Environment LINK also urge the Scottish Government to seek complementary advice from independent biodiversity experts as it is imperative […]

LINK welcomes Salmon Interactions Working Group recommendations

04 May 2020

Scottish Environment LINK welcome the recommendations set out in the Salmon Interactions Working Group’s report and commend the group’s members on unanimously agreeing on the proposed actions. It is LINK’s hope that Scottish Ministers follow the advice in the report by adopting all recommendations and moving swiftly to implement them.   Dawn Purchase, Vice-Convener of LINK’s […]

LINK’s film ‘This is Scotland’ wins in the 2020 Charity Film Awards

22 Apr 2020

On Tuesday evening, we were delighted to win in our category the 2020 Charity Film Awards. Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of more than 35 Scottish conservation and environmental groups and charities worked with Maramedia to create the stunning film This is Scotland to highlight a worrying statistic that was first revealed in the 2017 […]

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