Today, 1 in 11 species in Scotland is at risk of extinction. Any UK exit from the EU, in the absence of equivalent protections and governance processes, endangers our ability to continue protecting and enhancing our environment at a critical time for nature and climate.
LINK believes an Environment (Scotland) Bill is urgently needed to address the climate emergency and nature crises by:
1. Embedding much needed EU and international environmental law principles in Scots law,
2. Creating an independent and well–resourced watchdog to enforce environmental protections,
3. Setting clear targets for environmental protection alongside adequate financial resources.