The Aarhus issues: access to information, including Freedom of Information (FOI) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR); access to justice in environmental matters; public participation in decision-making.
Government structures in Scotland for environment and land management, including forestry and agriculture.
Governance Matters – reviewing methods and processes in the legislative, executive, judicial and civil branches of government in Scotland over the years since the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
Referendum Challenge – our ideas on environmental essentials for Scotland’s future around which we want to know which constitutional option will best deliver.
Strategic environmental assessment (SEA)
Environmental liability (ELD)
LINK response to Programme for Government
06 Sep 2022
Today’s Programme for Government comes amid severe challenges and political uncertainty. It is more important than ever that government, at all levels, retains a laser-focus on tackling the nature and climate emergencies, and ensures that this is a decade of delivery. This parliamentary term will see vital legislation across a number of policy areas, including […]
Charities warn levelling up bill could undermine environmental protections in devolved nations
18 Aug 2022
Four environmental organisations representing charities across the UK have warned that the Levelling Up Bill could weaken protections for nature by handing the UK Government the power to amend the law in devolved areas. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will grant UK Ministers the power to scrap and rewrite, by secondary legislation, environmental protections […]
In 2011, LINK published our first Rhetoric to Reality assessment. In it, we commissioned an independent consultant to assess 8 key areas of environmental policy on how far reality on the ground had matched the rhetoric of policy. Now, ten years on, we’ve commissioned another assessment. A decadal review seems timely: it covers the life […]
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