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Acting Locally press release

26 Oct 2011

Acting Locally, LINK’s Manifesto for the 2012 Scottish Council elections, is designed to assist politicians at all levels ensure that environmental matters are at the heart of their manifestos for the elections to Scotland’s Councils in May 2012.

Governance Matters – Press Release

19 Oct 2011

Scottish Environment LINK today  published a major report – Governance Matters, The Environment and Governance in Scotland – reviewing the environment movement’s experience of working with all branches of government since the 1999 re-establishment of the Scottish Parliament.  While welcoming the democratic progress made in Scotland since devolution, the report notes and offers criticism of serious […]

‘Patchy’ council commitment to the environment puts national targets at risk

20 Apr 2011

The patchy coverage of environmental issues across local authorities could be putting Scotland’s chances of meeting its national targets on issues such as climate change, public transport, biodiversity and active health at risk. See also: Delivering the Environment for our Communities: an Audit of Single Outcome Agreements

Scotland’s seas still in desperate need of T.L.C: well-managed Marine Protected Areas more vital than ever

21 Mar 2011

As the third session of the Scottish Parliament draws to a close, Scottish Environment LINK says Scotland’s seas are still in desperate need of some T.L.C. Today, LINK publishes a brand new report showing just what needs to be done. All political parties are now challenged to commit to delivering an ecologically coherent network of […]

Visionary Report Charts A Sustainable Future For Marine Renewables

17 Jun 2010

Today Scottish Environment LINK launch a visionary report setting out recommendations for the responsible growth of the fledgling marine renewables energy industry. “Our report includes recommendations to safeguard the marine environment, thus helping the responsible development of the industry. Our vision is of a thriving industry that will help reduce the causes of climate change […]

A Missed Opportunity? Wildlife Bill and Deer Management Planning

10 Jun 2010

We are concerned that the proposals do not offer a serious improvement to the current voluntary approach to Deer Management Planning, organised by the network of Scottish Deer Management Groups. We believe that the current voluntary approach to deer management planning has been given a chance over at least a decade or more and has […]

Marine Act Heralds New Dawn For Management Of Scotland’s Seas

10 Mar 2010

Following a decade of campaigning by members of Scottish Environment LINK, and the passing of the Marine (Scotland) Bill by the Scottish Parliament on 4th February, today’s Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen creates the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. After almost ten years of campaigning, we are delighted that we now have a Marine […]

Parliament Votes to Protect Scotland’s Marine Environment

08 Feb 2010

"After almost ten years of campaigning, it is great that the Scottish Parliament has passed a bill that will improve the health of Scotland’s seas. We particularly welcome the duty to protect and enhance our seas, a marine planning system that includes environmental targets and a duty to deliver a network of marine protected areas." […]

We Must Learn to Live WITH the Land

02 Dec 2009

Scottish Environment LINK today published “Living with the Land”, a paper outlining proposed content for the Sustainable Land Use Strategy (SLUS) "For too long we in Scotland have lived off the land, now we need to live with the land. Instead of land being viewed as simply a resource to be exploited for profit and […]

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