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JOIN THE FIGHT FOR SCOTLAND’S NATURE

1 in 11 species in Scotland is at risk of extinction and many others are declining. We desperately need a new global deal for nature and people – and it starts at home. By restoring nature in Scotland, we can show global leadership. As we prepare to leave the EU, now is a pivotal moment to give our nature a voice.

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Join the amazing supporters that are calling on the Scottish Government to bring forward a Scottish Environment Act to protect our environment.

Add a personal message to show why you care about Scotland’s Nature. This will be submitted to WWF and directly to the Scottish Government.

Dear First Minister,

 

I don’t want to see a roll-back of environmental protections in Scotland as a result of Brexit. With 1 in 11 species in Scotland at risk of extinction, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has rightly said that we cannot afford to “turn back the clock” on environmental protections. As your Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership recommended, we need to protect our right to a healthy environment. To achieve that, we must safeguard and build on existing EU protections.

We therefore need a Scottish Environment Act that:

  1. Embeds EU and international environmental principles in Scots law so that they can underpin all environmental decision-making.
  2. Creates an independent and well-resourced watchdog to enforce environmental protections in the same way that the European Commission and Court of Justice do today.
  3. Sets clear and ambitious targets for environmental protection alongside adequate financial resources.

I urge the Scottish Government to put forward a dedicated Environment Act that protects and enhances Scotland’s nature, now and in the future.

Please treat this email as a response to the Environmental principles and governance after Brexit: consultation. I’m responding as an individual and am happy for my response to be published without my name.

Yours sincerely,

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Scotland’s nature is under threat

From bumblebees and wildcats to dolphins and seabirds, Scotland’s nature is in trouble.

Climate change, pollution and loss of habitat are contributing to this decline. And now leaving the EU means we risk losing environmental protections that Scottish wildlife and landscapes depend on.

But we still have an opportunity to secure better protection for Scotland’s seas, land and wildlife. Join us in calling on the Scottish Government to get serious about protecting our environment. 

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What can we do?

The Scottish Government is now seeking views on the future of environmental protections in Scotland.

To protect our amazing wildlife, we need the Scottish Government to commit to a dedicated Scottish Environment Act that will:

  • embed much needed EU environmental law principles in Scots law
  • set up an independent watchdog to enforce environmental protections
  • set clear targets for environmental protection alongside adequate financial resources.

Join us in calling on the Scottish Government to get serious about protecting our environment. 

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