Our vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to a healthy environment is respected, protected and fulfilled
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To support individuals and communities to use their environmental rights to protect the environment, tackle climate change, and improve local biodiversity and greenspaces for health and wellbeing.
We do this by:
- awareness-raising to increase confidence in using our environmental rights – see our resources
- advice to increase access to justice and holding public authorities and polluters to account
- advocacy in policy and law reform to improve environmental law – see our work
- public interest litigation to tackle ongoing environmental problems.
ERCS understands environmental law as including law relating to land-use planning, climate change, pollution control, environmental health, the conservation of biodiversity, and any other field (e.g. cultural heritage, transport and energy) to the extent that it impacts on the natural environment and/or the right to live in a healthy environment.