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 June 2021, we were delighted to participate in the ALLIANCE Annual Conference as a panelist for their webinar: A Scottish Human Rights Bill: Putting rights into law and action. It was great to contribute alongside Inclusion Scotland, Human Rights Consortium and the People-le d Policy Panel, Scottish Human Rights Commission. Read our presentation on incorporating a human right to a healthy environment as pivotal to enabling all our human rights: Our human right to a healthy environment – it’s obvious isn’t it?
In April 2021, we joined Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) for an interactive webinar exploring how the full incorporation and implementation of a human right to a healthy environment would strengthen environmental and climate justice in Scotland. Read the full webinar report via the SCCAN website or read the presentation.
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.