The following organisations support the petition for an enforceable human right to a healthy environment.
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Organisations supporting the petition
Amnesty International Scotland
Amnesty International is a global movement standing up for human rights. It campaigns to protect people wherever justice, freedom and truth are denied.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is a British wildlife charity formed in July 2009 by the Herpetological Conservation Trust. It supports the conservation of frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards, and the habitats on which they depend.
Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS)
Formed in 1926, the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) works to protect Scotland’s world renowned landscape and the amenity of the countryside. It is Scotland’s longest established independent environmental organisation.
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.
Bat Conservation Trust
The Bat Conservation Trust supports local bat groups across the UK and over 6000 members. It works with volunteers, scientists, industry and government both locally and nationally on a range of projects. To achieve its vision of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together, its work focuses on discovering more about bats and how they use the landscape, taking action to protect bats and enhance the landscapes on which they rely, inspiring people about bats and their environment, engaging them in their conservation and strengthen our work by building skills, resources, motivation and understanding.
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.
British Ecological Society – Scottish Policy Group
The Scottish Policy Group (BES-SPG) is a group of BES members promoting the use of ecological knowledge in Scotland. We highlight how this knowledge can aid policymakers’ with decision-making. We also support the involvement of ecologists in all levels of Scottish policymaking.
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. We’re actively working to save our rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. Over the past century, our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.
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.
Fidra is an environmental charity working to reduce plastic waste and chemical pollution in our seas, on our beaches and in the wider environment. Fidra shines a light on environmental issues, working with the public, industry and governments to deliver solutions which support sustainable societies and healthy ecosystems. We use the best available science to identify and understand environmental issues, developing pragmatic solutions through inclusive dialogue.
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.
Froglife is a national wildlife conservation charity concerned with the conservation of the UK’s amphibian and reptile species and their associated habitats. It delivers its work through three inter-connected programmes: Transforming Landscapes, Transforming Lives and Transforming Research. Transforming Landscapes works at landscape level on creating and restoring habitats; Transforming Lives is working with individuals who have not previously engaged with nature conservation and Transforming Research is applied research to inform its work in the former two programmes.
Global Justice Academy
The Global Justice Academy is an interdisciplinary network that supports research, teaching and knowledge exchange on global justice issues. It seeks to build on, consolidate and expand the work of existing centres and collaborations at the University of Edinburgh.
Global Justice Now
We are a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.
Since 2002, greenspace scotland has provided a national lead on greenspace, working towards our goal that everyone living and working in urban Scotland has easy access to quality greenspace which meets local needs and improves their quality of life. As Scotland’s parks and greenspace charity, we have been influential in shaping a supportive policy context for greenspace and promoting good practice on greenspace delivery.
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT)
Based on the Isle of Mull, in the heart of the Hebrides, HWDT has been leading the way for the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the waters of western Scotland for over two decades.
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.
JustRight Scotland is a registered charity (SO305962) established by an experienced group of human rights lawyers. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights, working collaboratively with other organisations across Scotland towards the shared aims of increasing access to justice and reducing inequality.
We operate through our legal centres where people can access support: Scottish Women’s Rights Centre, Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre, Scottish Anti-Trafficking & Exploitation Centre and Scottish Just Law Centre.
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Keep Scotland Beautiful is an environmental charity, with a vision for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland.
We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We are here to raise awareness of the challenges our environment faces, gather evidence and inspire you to rethink your behaviours and take positive action. We support, celebrate and recognise the achievements of those taking positive action.
Keep Scotland Beautiful support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Landworkers’ Alliance is a union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers, founded in 2015, who work together to campaign for better food and land-use systems.
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.
Marine Conservation Society
The Marine Conservation Society is a UK charity fighting for a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean: one we can all enjoy. For almost 40 years the Marine Conservation Society has been the voice of the ocean, defending habitats and species. A dedicated Scotland office and conservation programme has been growing for over 20 years.
The Nature Foundation is a Scottish Charity founded in 2004. Its focus is restoration of native woodland remnants, principally in the Highlands, with a focus on natural regeneration and eradication of invasive species. This currently centres on a native woodland remnant it owns in Strathglass. It is an active member of SEL’s Woodland and Deer Working Groups.
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.
North East Mountain Trust
The North East Mountain Trust is an association of climbers and hill walkers in north east Scotland. It is a recognised charity whose main aim is to conserve the environment of the hills of north east Scotland for the benefit of the public wishing to take recreation there, both now and in the future.
Parents for Future Scotland
Parents For Future Scotland is a Scottish branch of the global network of Parents for Future groups. It is urging change at individual, community and structural levels to protect our planet to secure a hopeful future for our children and all future generations.
Peoples Health Movement Scotland
The People’s Health Movement (PHM) Scotland is part of the global PHM social movement working towards the progressive realisation of a fairer & healthier world. We campaign for a fairer and healthier Scotland, we bring together activists and advocates looking to make health a right for all across the globe, and we critically analyse Scottish policy and practice for tackling health inequalities.
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.
Plants and fungi are the life support for all Scotland’s wildlife and their colour and character light up our mountains and glens, lochs and islands. But without our help, this priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost.
From the spectacular landscape of Munsary Peatlands Reserve to the corridors of Holyrood, Plantlife Scotland works to raise their profile, celebrate their beauty, and protect their future.
Ramblers Scotland has around 6,500 members and 54 local groups across the country, run entirely by volunteers. As the representative body for walkers in Scotland and a governing body of sport it works to promote walking, secure and facilitate access, and to develop path networks. It is part of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity.
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.
Scotland: The Big Picture
Scotland: The Big Picture works to drive the recovery of nature across Scotland through rewilding, in response to the growing climate and biodiversity crises.
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.
The Surefoot Effect, CIC
The Surefoot Effect, CIC, supports a community of practice working with values-based change methods to protect the environment and promote social justice. It works in ways that are inclusive and participatory. Its programmes and trainings are rooted in a commitment to supporting people to recognise and explore the roles of values, attitudes, emotions and motivation – and the central role of these factors in our own and other people’s behaviours. It helps communities, businesses and governments put sustainability and resilience at the heart of what they do. Its success lies in its values-based, transformational approach which puts people at the heart of what it does.
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.
Trees for Life
Trees for Life is an award-winning conservation charity dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands. For 30 years, it has worked with thousands of volunteers to restore and revitalise Scotland’s wild forest, providing space for wildlife to flourish and communities to thrive.
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.
Woodland Trust Scotland
The Woodland Trust Scotland works to plant and halt the loss of native woods and trees and restore existing woodland to peak condition. It also manages and looks after around 60 woods in Scotland, covering more than 11,000 hectares from Sutherland to Stranraer. All are free to visit and yours to explore at any time.