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Holyrood's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee launches inquiry into a Green Recovery

29.06.2020

Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has launched an inquiry into how Scotland can ensure that a green, just and resilient recovery is central in our response to the social and economic challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Holyrood’s Environment Committee says a unanimous ‘no’ to consent to the UK’s Environment Bill

21.06.2020

In a report published today, Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee calls for powers which fall within devolved competence, including environment policy, to return to the Scottish Parliament on EU exit day.

MSPs welcome Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme

10.12.2019

Scotland’s proposed deposit return scheme will have a real and lasting impact on tackling climate change, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

MSPs call for commitment to climate change in 2020/2021 Budget

14.10.2019

Assurances are needed to make sure that the Scottish Government focuses spend on low carbon projects. This is according to a new report published today by Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

MSPs seek views on animal welfare and wildlife protection laws

10.10.2019

MSPs seek views on animal welfare and wildlife protection laws

Making the deposit return scheme work for all

17.09.2019

Making the deposit return scheme work for all

MSPs: Construction Industry leaders must ‘take ownership’ in tackling longstanding challenges

02.07.2019

MSPs: Construction Industry leaders must ‘take ownership’ in tackling longstanding challenges

Clearer plans needed on climate change

05.06.2019

Clearer plans needed on climate change

Climate Change protesters and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to meet Holyrood Committee

29.03.2019

Some of Scotland’s youngest climate change protesters have been invited to have their say at the Scottish Parliament.

We must all act now to tackle climate change, says Holyrood Committee

04.03.2019

A Holyrood Committee has welcomed Scotland’s ambition to tackle climate change but has called for greater urgency to stop global temperatures rising to dangerous levels.

Concern expressed over proposed land register

08.11.2018

Much of Scotland’s land will remain outside the proposed Register of Controlled Interests in Land, whose purpose is to make land ownership more transparent, according to a report by the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Holyrood Committee concerns over declining environment budget

10.10.2018

Scotland’s budget for the environment has been declining over many years and the long-term impact of this is concerning, says a Holyrood Committee today.

Views sought from people in Glasgow on climate change

10.09.2018

How Scotland can tackle climate change and what realistic changes could be made to peoples’ behaviour to help the environment is to be the subject of a public meeting in Glasgow.

Holyrood Committee to examine Scotland’s spend on the environment

03.07.2018

A Holyrood Committee has today launched a call for views on the future budget allocated to the environment, climate change and land reform in Scotland.

Will new regulations make land ownership more transparent? Asks Holyrood Committee

29.06.2018

A Holyrood Committee has today launched an inquiry into proposed new regulations that aim to reduce the secrecy surrounding who owns what in Scotland.

Holyrood Committee to examine laws that tackle climate change

27.06.2018

Scotland’s new law that aims to stop the damage caused by climate change will be put to the test by a Holyrood Committee.

Putting the environment at the heart of the Scottish Crown Estate is a welcome step forward, says Committee

29.05.2018

A Holyrood Committee has welcomed the Scottish Crown Estate Bill in a report published today, while also suggesting ways it could be strengthened.

Holyrood Committee highlights concerns about the environmental impact of salmon farming

05.03.2018

A Holyrood Committee has published a series of concerns about the environmental impacts of salmon farming in Scotland.

How will Brexit impact animal welfare and our environment? Asks Holyrood Committee

01.03.2018

The environmental implications of Scotland leaving the EU will be put under the spotlight by a Holyrood Committee.

Scotland must make improvements to achieve the best air quality in Europe

28.02.2018

A Holyrood Committee has outlined a number of recommendations in order for Scotland to try to achieve the cleanest air in Europe.

Does the Crown Estate Bill allow for the best running of Scotland’s land?

09.02.2018

Can Scotland’s new Crown Estate Bill be improved? And does it allow for the best management of Scotland’s diverse landscapes and assets?

Holyrood Committee sets out findings on Scotland’s environment budget

24.01.2018

A Holyrood Committee has outlined its findings on the budget allocated to the environment, which includes combatting climate change and investing in world-class research.

Locals who live on one of Scotland’s worst polluted streets meet Holyrood Committee

24.10.2017

The impact of poor air quality on children, the elderly and local residents will be explored as a Holyrood Committee visits one of Scotland’s most polluted streets.

Scotland’s ban on travelling circus animals needs to be improved, says Committee

22.09.2017

A new Bill that would stop the use of wild animals performing or being displayed in travelling circuses in Scotland needs to be strengthened, says a Holyrood Committee.

Parliamentary links reaffirmed by Holyrood delegation

10.07.2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, is to lead a delegation to Munich on a trip to strengthen parliamentary ties and support economic, cultural and environmental links between Scotland and Bavaria.

Are we doing enough to improve air quality in Scotland?

04.07.2017

Can we do more to stop the damaging impact of air pollution in Scotland? And how can we put an end to urban areas with traffic-choked streets, which repeatedly breach EU air quality laws?

How can we improve Scotland’s approach to waste?

26.05.2017

How much rubbish is generated in Scotland? And would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

Should Scotland ban wild animals in travelling circuses?

18.05.2017

Is it ethically wrong to use wild animals in travelling circuses? This is one of the questions a Holyrood Committee will ask as it looks into animal welfare legislation.

Scotland’s ban on shortening of puppy dog tails to be examined

12.05.2017

Should it be legal to shorten a puppy’s tail to prevent painful injury? This is one of the questions a Holyrood Committee will ask as it launches a call for evidence today.

Urgent action needed to stop damaging impact of deer

03.04.2017

There’s no time to wait in addressing the challenges of wild deer across Scotland, warns a Holyrood committee.

Scottish wildlife groups must unite to fight crime

26.03.2017

The “alarming distrust” between groups that tackle Scotland’s worst wildlife crimes must come to an end, a Committee has warned today.

Scotland must do more to decrease harmful emissions across all sectors

10.03.2017

Climate change targets across all of Scotland’s sectors should be “equally challenging”, according to a Holyrood report published today.

Views sought on Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan

19.01.2017

Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s plan on how it will meet climate change targets from 2017 to 2032.

Deer Management in the Spotlight

18.11.2016

A Parliamentary committee is to take evidence from a range of stakeholders following the publication today of a report by Scottish Natural Heritage on its review of Deer Management in Scotland.

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