Through our resources and education programme, we aim to make individuals, community groups and organisations more aware of their environmental rights and the need for policy and law reform.
These documents contain information about environmental law and rights. They may be useful if you already have a basic knowledge and are wanting more detail. For specific legal advice, please use the enquiry form
- Access to justice on the environment, and whether Scotland is providing it, July 2020
- Access to environmental information: the importance of the European framework, June 2020
- Environmental information, and how to obtain it, May 2020
Webinars & presentations
A human right to a healthy environment
A human right to a healthy environment must be included in a new Human Rights (Scotland) Act.
In December 2020, we co-hosted an interactive webinar, with Scottish Environment LINK, to develop a shared understanding with LINK members and gave a presentation on why Scotland needs a human right to a healthy environment.
Litigating for the climate using planning legislation
ERCS is a member of the Scottish Climate Emergency Legal Network, a collaboration started by the Legal Services Agency (LSA) and a number of academic lawyers to explore routes for strategic litigation in Scotland to tackle climate change.
In October 2020, we were invited to give a presentation at their annual conference on using the land-use planning system to litigate for the climate.
Urban environmental justice for all?
Read the workshop presentations on exploring the urban politics of greenspace inequality in Glasgow and Brazil, and how to use participatory video to include unheard voices:
In July 2020, Together – Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights hosted the State of Children’s Rights Webinars. These focused on the key issues highlighted in the State of Children’s Rights Report 2019 to identify progress and improvements. We facilitated a workshop on Children’s Rights to a Healthy Environment.