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Scottish Environment LINK members respond to Report by the Roundtable on Environment and Climate Change on Environmental Governance in Scotland on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

01 Jun 2018

In response to the publication of the Report by the Roundtable on Environment and Climate Change on Environmental Governance in Scotland on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, Scottish Environment LINK Chair, Charles Dundas of Woodland Trust Scotland stated: “We welcome the publication of the report and its recommendations to address the environmental governance gap created […]

Environmental NGOs urge MSPs to support bold changes for a fairer Scottish planning system, ahead of critical debate in Parliament

29 May 2018

Ahead of the Stage 1 debate on the Planning (Scotland) Bill (Tuesday 29 May, 14.20), Scottish Environment LINK members welcomed interventions by MSPs in support of reforming our planning system so that it empowers communities and delivers for our environment. “At a time when the Government’s own research concluded that there is ‘a lack of […]

Scotland must step up efforts or risk missing global biodiversity targets, say environmental charities

22 May 2018

In response to the publication of the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) 2017 report on Scotland’s progress towards the 2020 Aichi Targets on biodiversity, Scottish Environment LINK members urge Scottish Government to step up efforts to halt biodiversity loss. Out of the 20 targets that Scotland is committed to meeting in less than two years, only […]

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes Holyrood committee’s call to improve Scottish planning system

17 May 2018

Scottish Environment LINK members warmly welcome the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has today set out its recommendations to strengthen the Scottish Government’s Planning (Scotland) Bill. Planning influences and regulates the use of land and as such can have huge environmental consequences and drive sustainable development. Scottish Environment LINK members and their supporters […]

Reaction to Defra environmental principles and watchdog consultation

11 May 2018

In response to the public consultation launched on 10 May by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Scottish Environment LINK Chair Charles Dundas of Woodland Trust Scotland noted the following: “We note the publication of the Defra England and UK reserved matters consultation on the creation of a new independent environmental watchdog […]

77% of Scots want farming to deliver for our environment and climate, poll suggests

03 May 2018

A poll of 1,000 Scots conducted by Survation on behalf of Scottish Environment LINK reveals overwhelming public support in favour of a farm subsidy system that delivers for the environment. 77% of respondents would like to see farm support be conditional to land managers showing that they are supporting wildlife and are reducing climate impacts. […]

Environmental Rights Centre Scotland

27 Mar 2018

Read our press release published today (Tuesday 27 March) on the feasibility of an Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland LINKPREnvironmentalRightsCentreScotland

Scottish Government must drive Just Transition towards carbon-neutral farming, urge 50 NGOs, farmers, rural groups and academics

26 Mar 2018

Fifty organisations, academics and individual farmers[1] including the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates, Scottish Crofting Federation and Scottish Environment LINK members are calling on the Scottish Government to do more to help agriculture turn a corner and substantially reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. In a joint letter[2], the signatories urge Cabinet […]

Read LINK’s Press release as we resign from Cleaner Air for Scotland Governance Group

26 Mar 2018

Press Release LINK Resigns from CAFSGG Mar18

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