Posts Tagged ‘Policy’

 

Out of the blue: Blue carbon in Scotland

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

This blog from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) explains the current understanding of carbon captured and stored in Scotland’s coastal and marine environment, known as ‘blue carbon’. It also…

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Ban on single-use plastic ‘imperative’

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Environmental campaigners say it is now “imperative” that the Scottish Government acts quickly to ban single-use plastic items. Friends of the Earth Scotland warned that delaying a ban by even…

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Fight for Scotland’s Nature

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Time is running out for Scotland to deal with ‘toothless’ laws that will protect our precious environment as the UK finally exits the EU in just over a month’s time,…

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Scottish Parliament fails on Nature Emergency

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Despite a wide-ranging debate showing the Scottish Parliament’s increasing concern for nature, it misses a vital opportunity to declare a Nature Emergency. RSPB Scotland has described the outcome of the…

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Scotland failed to prevent marine feature loss

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Loch Carron Flame Shell © Graham Saunders/NatureScot Flickr Scotland has failed to meet a ten-year-old target to prevent damage to precious marine features, according to a leaked Scottish Government report…

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World fails to meet biodiversity targets

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

The world has failed to meet any biodiversity targets to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the…

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Edinburgh Declaration calls for commitment to nature

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Yesterday [31 August], the Scottish government published the ‘Edinburgh Declaration’. This declaration seeks agreement between subnational, regional and local governments across the world, calling on the United Nations Convention on…

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Scotland at risk of losing environment laws

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Scotland has four months left to Brexit-proof its environment laws. Will we make it? Scotland’s nature, our unique wildlife, stunning landscapes and natural resources like water and soil, are central…

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Creel fishers lodge judicial review

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Creel fishermen have taken the Scottish Government to court over access to island waters. Alistair Sinclair, national co-ordinator of the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF), says the body is acting…

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Blue recovery: the role of Scotland’s seas

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

A blog by Esther Brooker, LINK Marine Policy and Engagement Officer, and Calum Duncan, Head of Conservation Scotland for the Marine Conservation Society. Our ocean remains in desperate need of…

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