1. Research and analysis

    23 Oct 2020

    Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES): phase 2 pilots evaluation

    LHEES aim to establish local authority plans for systematically improving the energy efficiency of buildings and decarbonising heat. This report presents an evaluation of the Phase 2 pilots focusing on the organisational and social aspects, and a review of reports generated by the projects.

  2. Consultation paper

    12 Oct 2020

    Single-use plastic items - market restrictions: consultation

    This consultation proposes the introduction of market restrictions – effectively a ban – on the single-use plastic items included in Article 5 of the EU Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (2019/904).

  3. Impact assessment

    12 Oct 2020

    EU single use plastics directive consultation: islands communities screening assessment

    This document seeks to identify whether there are issues which merit further exploration through an Islands Communities Impact Assessment associated with a market restriction on those single-use plastic products included in Article 5 of the EU Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (2019/904).

  4. Consultation paper

    12 Oct 2020

    Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  5. NEWS

    21 Sep 2020 00:01

    Recycle Week 2020

    People encouraged to continue recycling to help the environment.

  6. Impact assessment

    24 Mar 2020

    Climate Change Bill - strategic environmental assessment: post adoption

    Ways in which the findings of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) environmental report and the views expressed by consultation respondents have been taken into account as the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill was finalised into the 2019 Act.

  7. NEWS

    06 Jul 2018 09:15

    Tackling climate change

    New fund to help communities in Malawi respond to effects of global warming.