The following organisations support the petition for an enforceable human right to a healthy environment.
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Organisations supporting the petition
Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group
Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group seeks to raise awareness of the outstanding and sensitive natural heritage of the area and the pressures it faces; promote high standards of public and private stewardship of the natural environment; and press for wise use and high standards in land use planning. The group started in 1975 and its work is focussed on the district of Badenoch & Strathspey.
Biofuelwatch is a non-profit organisation which provides information, advocacy and campaigning in relation to the climate, environmental, human rights and public health impacts of large-scale industrial bioenergy.
Borders Forest Trust
Borders Forest Trust is a charity established to restore native woodland habitats to Southern Scotland, an area with the lowest percentage of native woodlands in mainland Scotland. Since 1996, BFT have been planting trees, restoring peatlands and other natural habitats, enriching the biological diversity of the Borders and Southern Uplands.
The Cairngorms Campaign strives for improved management and stewardship of the natural environment appropriate to the exceptional qualities of the Cairngorms area and works for the prevention of unsustainable, damaging developments.
CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organisation and strategic partner of the Scottish Government Equality Unit.
Its aim is to build the capacity and sustainability of the ethnic minority (EM) voluntary sector and its communities.
Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) promotes the highest standards of practice for the benefit of nature and society. We are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. Our Vision is of a healthy natural environment for the benefit of current and future generations.
Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation, working to increase women’s social, political and economic equality, enable women’s rights, and make visible the impact of sexism on women and wider society. We work at Scottish, UK and international level to produce research, analysis, and recommendations for intersectional feminist legislation and programmes.
The Equality Network is a national organisation working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex/VSC (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland. Our role is to work together with diverse LGBTI people across Scotland, and with our partners, to create real and lasting change for the better.
Faith for the Climate
Faith for the Climate exists to encourage, inspire and equip faith communities in the UK in their work on climate change. Climate change is the biggest and most urgent challenge facing humanity. People of faith see our planet as a gift, and believe we have a sacred responsibility to care for and protect the Earth’s climate for future generations. Many of our faiths and belief systems also share a “Golden Rule”: treat others as you wish to be treated. Faith communities have a unique and precious role to play – in our thought, speech, worship and action, alongside and in partnership with secular environmental organisations – enabling people of faith to live out their calling by acting to protect the climate.
Flora & Fauna International
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people.
Friends of the Earth Scotland
Friends of the Earth Scotland is:
- Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation
- An independent Scottish charity with a network of thousands of supporters and active local groups across Scotland
- Part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, uniting over 2 million supporters, 75 national member groups, and some 5,000 local activist groups – covering six continents.
Highlands & Islands Environment Foundation
The Highlands & Islands Environment Foundation (HIEF) works in partnership with local communities to implement sustainable & regenerative projects to protect & restore the natural beauty, biodiversity & eco-systems of the Scottish highlands & islands for the benefit of all.
Human Rights Consortium Scotland
The Human Rights Consortium Scotland is the civil society network to protect and promote human rights in Scotland.
The Consortium has around 140 member organisations from across civil society. We work together in all sorts of ways, such as by sharing information and insights, projects or research on specific issues, and around influencing policy and law.
Inclusion Scotland is a ‘Disabled People’s Organisation’ (DPO) – led by disabled people ourselves. Inclusion Scotland works to achieve positive changes to policy and practice, so that we disabled people are fully included throughout all Scottish society as equal citizens.
John Muir Trust
The John Muir Trust is a conservation charity dedicated to the experience, protection and repair of wild places. We are the guardians of some of Scotland’s finest wild places including Ben Nevis, Schiehallion and Sandwood Bay. We manage the land in our care for nature’s recovery with the help of volunteers and support from our members. Throughout Scotland we facilitate access to outdoor education through the John Muir Award and we engage with communities, the Scottish Government and Members of Parliament to share our ideas and policy proposals for the protection and enhancement of wild places.
Making Rights Real
Making Rights Real is a grassroots human rights organisation that supports communities to name and claim their rights. We believe that people must be at the heart of making change happen, of achieving human rights for all.
We work alongside communities experiencing human rights issues, especially working with communities who have been marginalised by laws, policies, practices or public authorities. We organise people who have been silenced to work together and build alliances on common issues to campaign for change.
We support communities use the power of human rights as a practical tool to make economic and social change happen. We support communities to develop their own methods to tackle injustice.
NESCAN Hub is a regional community climate action organisation based in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire that aims to develop and support community climate action and biodiversity projects in the region.
Planning Democracy is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation founded in 2009.
It has a network of dedicated volunteers and advisers, including over 200 communities and individuals who campaign with it and provide assistance to people with planning problems.
It was formed because the way we use and develop our land has a huge impact on people’s lives. Too often, planning processes do not enable meaningful democratic input into decision-making and development prioritises profit over people and the environment.
RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB, the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, it protects threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. It plays a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network and the Transition Scotland Hub are supporting community-led action to address the climate and nature emergency and work for a just, thriving and resilient Scotland.
Scottish Environment LINK
Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment community, with over 40 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society.
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) are the national intermediary organisation for independent advocacy in Scotland. SIAA promote, support and defend the principles and practice of independent advocacy.
Scottish Wild Land Group
The Scottish Wild Land Group aims to promote the aims and stewardship of wild land in Scotland. We promote public awareness and engagement in the management of this nationally important resource in helping to address climate change and biodiversity loss, and its role in contributing to the cultural life of the Scottish people.
Scottish Wildlife Trust
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. We have a growing membership of over 3,000 national and local third sector organisations, associates in the statutory and private sectors, disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers. Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
The Poverty Alliance
The Poverty Alliance is the national anti-poverty network in Scotland, with almost 400 members from across civil society and including people with direct experience of poverty. Our vision is of a sustainable Scotland free of poverty, with dignity and social and economic justice for all. We work with individuals, organisations and communities to affect change in the distribution of power and resources.
Together is an alliance of Scottish children’s charities that works to improve the awareness, understanding and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
We do this by:
- promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;
- helping children’s organisations to integrate the UNCRC into their work;
- monitoring and reporting on the progress made at a Scottish and UK level.
Transition Edinburgh connects and supports community groups, and initiates practical projects that strive for a greener, fairer, healthier and more resilient Edinburgh.
Wild Planet Explorers
Wild Planet Explorers is a Scottish based environmental education programme for 3-18 years. It delivers fun, interactive face to face and online sessions, presentations and awards covering the global threats to wildlife, showing how children, their families and communities can help tackle these threats, wherever they live and at any age through their daily lives.