Progress to 2020 Biodiversity Targets 2018


About the Inquiry

The Committee agreed to return to progress towards 2020 targets for biodiversity in June 2018. 

The Committee also agreed to consider the Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee work on Biodiversity Reporting Duties.


The Committee will consider the issue of biodiversity targets and the Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee report on Public Sector Biodiversity Duties following the 2018 summer recess.


On 19 June, the Committee heard from the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage for an update on Scotland's progress towards its 2020 targets and the Aichi targets.

Ahead of this session, the Committee received the following written submissions:

 Following the session, the Committee received correspondence from the Scottish Government providing updates on issues the witnesses offered to follow up on:


Letter from the Convener of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee regarding Post-legislative Scrutiny: Biodiversity and Biodiversity Reporting Duties on Public Bodies 2 February 2018.

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