Our vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to live in a healthy environment is fully realised.
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As well as advocating for a Human Rights (Scotland) Act that includes a human right to a healthy environment, ERCS believes that the intrinsic value and rights of nature should be protected. Read more from an ERCS supporter specialising in international environmental law….
Dr Thomas Muinzer, of Aberdeen University’s Centre for Energy Law, details the work of Scottish Climate Emergency Legal Network (SCELN) and its Seventh Gas Campaign. …
To support individuals and communities to use their rights to protect the environment, tackle climate change, and improve local biodiversity and greenspaces for health and wellbeing.
We will do this through:
- public education to increase awareness of legal rights
- advice, assistance and representation to increase confidence in participating in environmental decision-making
- advocacy in policy and law reform to improve environmental law
- public interest litigation to enforce progress on key environmental problems.
Environmental law includes law relating to land-use planning, climate change, pollution control, environmental health, the conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage, transport and energy impacts on the natural environment.