Governance

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

The Governance Group has a number of active members, a full list is shown below.

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

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 News

Welcome improvements to Scotland’s EU exit laws, but bill must go further for nature

25 Nov 2020

Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environmental charities, has today welcomed initial improvements to the Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill, which delivers crucial post-Brexit environmental protections, including an environment watchdog. From 1 January 2021, the EU’s world-renowned environmental protections will no longer apply to Scotland. The Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill seeks to […]

Nature Recovery Targets Letter from MSP Species Champions to Cabinet Secretary

05 Nov 2020

30 MSP Species Champions signed a letter to the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform calling on the Scottish Government to deliver an ambitious, legally binding set of targets and milestones to secure nature recovery. The letter, organised by Scottish Environment LINK, calls on the Scottish Government to champion nature. Real […]

Setting up a new Environmental Rights Centre in Scotland

16 Jan 2020

Many people in Scotland suffer from a polluted environment, particularly those in poorer communities, and, across Scotland, environmental crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, toxic air and plastic pollution are becoming ever more pressing. There is a growing and increasingly complex body of environmental law in Scots law – some of it world-leading – and […]

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Fight for Scotland's nature

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