LINK Briefing on why we need an Environment Watchdog

14th June 2019

This briefing sets out why the UK’s exit from the EU would require the creation of an Environment Watchdog to ensure the proper enforcement of environmental legislation in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has made welcome and progressive commitments to protect our environment, but to live up this ambition we need the support of strong institutions. The Scottish Parliament unanimously supported such measures.

The Scottish Government’s Expert Roundtable made the case for a new independent statutory body.

It is now critically important for Scotland to bring forward robust proposals for an Environment Watchdog which would ensure that Scotland can continue to be an environmental world leader in the future.

Find the full briefing here.

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