Our vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to live in a healthy environment is fully realised.
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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.