Environment

October 2019

No Environment Act in Scottish Government's year plan

Fight for Scotland's Nature has emailed expressing disappointment at the Scottish Government's failure to include a Scottish Environment Act in its legislative plans for the coming year.

"With your help we’ve been calling for a Scottish Environment Act to make sure Brexit doesn’t roll back crucial environmental protections.  Disappointingly, the Scottish Government’s plan for the coming year, published in September, didn’t include an Environment Act. But it did contain proposals for some of the measures we want to see in an Act – so we are making progress.  We believe Scotland needs a dedicated Environment Act to restore and protect the nature we love, and we’re determined to keep pushing!

"The Scottish Government knows the public cares about this. Last Friday it published analysis of its consultation on how to protect the environment after Brexit, to which thousands of us contributed by emailing Nicola Sturgeon earlier this year. 70 per cent of respondents called for future environmental policy to be guided by internationally renowned EU environmental principles – one of our key demands. Thank you for adding your voice to the campaign!"


Read more about the results of the consultation.

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June 2019

Campaign for Scottish Environment Act

TBI was one of over fifty signatories to a letter sent to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon by the umbrella organisation Scottish Environment Link, requesting the introduction of a Scottish Environment Act  "that makes Scotland’s vision to be an environmental world leader a reality." 

In July the First Minister responded with a summary of various aspects of the Scottish Government's environment strategy, but without giving any undertaking on the introduction of a Scottish Environment Act.

You can read the full story on the Scottish Environment Link website, with links to the SEL letter and Nicola Sturgeon's reply, as well as to the Scottish Government's declaration of a climate emergency and a major UN report on biodiversity.

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Earth hour Scotland 2019  Saturday 30th March, 8.30pm
 


For an energy-efficient Planet:
Take part in Earth Hour 2019 on Saturday 30th March, 8.30pm by pledging to make a change, e.g. on the way you eat or on the plastic you buy. 


In Scotland, every year thousands of us take part in Earth Hour. By making pledges to help our planet, and by being part of a movement of hundreds of millions more around the globe, we can show we’re fighting for our world. 

 

We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And we could be the last that can do anything about it. We have the solutions, we just need our voices to be heard.  

That’s why Earth Hour is so vital – it gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery.   

Scotland’s iconic landmarks – such as Edinburgh Castle, Forth Rail Bridge and Kelpies – join those around the world in switching off lights as a visual display of their commitment. And you can switch off too.  

Join the global movement this Earth Hour – switch off your lights and be part of the change. 

More information on the WWF Earth Hour website

#EarthHourScotland

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