Welcome to our autumn e-bulletin.
Catch up on our activities since summer:
- our blogs and reports
- our AGM
- our recruitment
Why Scotland needs an environmental court or tribunal
We have published a report calling for the creation of a new one-stop-shop environmental court for Scotland. The report finds that a low-cost environmental court for Scotland would improve accessibility, reduce costs and plug Scotland’s accountability gap over the environment.
What changes could help Scotland comply with international human rights and environmental law?
In this first part of a two-part blog series, we outline what changes must be implemented to bring Scotland’s legal system into compliance with the Aarhus Convention …
Relationship between our right to a healthy environment and other rights
Could you help us with photos?
We’re always on the lookout for photos for our website, Twitter, bulletins and reports. We’d love you to share any photos that you have. Read our photo guide for how to do so and what we’re looking for.
This photo, A beautiful warning? Arran from Culzean Castle, has been kindly shared with us by our member Ruth Thomas. We’re currently featuring it as our header image for our Human right to a health environment webpage. The unusual and beautiful sea colour is caused by growth of coccolithophores, a microscopic marine algae, which marine biologists say reflects soaring CO2 levels.
Our first AGM and updated strategy
Thanks to all our members who attended our virtual first AGM. It was great to “see” you and have the opportunity to talk to you about our work and plans.
You can see a recording of the event and our team update.
We’ve also updated and published our organisational strategy.
If you’re not a member and would like to become one, you can sign up here.
ERCS recruiting a Rights Officer
We’re recruiting a Rights Officer to advance the human right to a healthy environment for equality groups. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to increase awareness of our legal rights and improve participation and confidence in exercising them …