Governance

Our Governance Group works to raise the profile on Scotland’s environmental and legal governance.

Current focus –

Brexit

 

The Governance group works to inform members and stakeholders of the implications of Brexit, working to ensure European environmental legalisation protections are not lost.

This Group coordinates the Fight For Scotland’s’ Nature Campaign

 

Convener

Lloyd Austin

Vice-convener

Sheila George

Staff liaison

Vhairi Tollan and Lisa Webb

Other areas the group work on include:

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)

Latest Outputs

Member Groups

Related Pages

Fight for Scotland's nature

Latest Updates

Campaigners welcome Scottish Governments no deal environment safeguards

30 Oct 2019

Campaigners welcome Scottish Government’s ‘No Deal’ environment safeguards Leading environmental charities have welcomed a plan announced today by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham to set up an interim advisory panel to safeguard Scotland’s environmental standards in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Although the EU has this week granted an extension to Article 50, […]

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