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  1. Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill Equality Impact Assessment

    Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill Equality Impact Assessment

  2. Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

  3. Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill Islands Communities Impact Assessment

    Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill Islands Communities Impact Assessment

  4. Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

    Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

  5. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland's Global Footprint - Evidence Base & Policy Levers

    This report presents evidence and initial recommendations on how the Scottish Government could use the available policy levers to help ensure Scotland’s international environmental impact is sustainable.

  6. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Driving the Transition to a Nature Positive Economy - A Synthesis of Policy Levers for Governments

    This report supports the research project ‘Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland’s Economy: Evidence base and Policy levers’. It focuses on the transition to a nature positive economy, summarises key evidence, and presents a synthesis of potential actions.

  7. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Reducing Scotland's International Environmental Impact - Learning from International Best Practices

    This report supports the research project ‘Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland’s Global Footprint: Evidence Base and Policy Levers’. It summarises examples of international best practice in relation to policy levers for achieving a sustainable global footprint.

  8. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland's Economy - Evidence Base & Policy Levers

    This report presents evidence and initial recommendations on how the Scottish Government could use the available policy levers to support the transformations in Scotland’s economy needed to help tackle the climate and nature emergencies.

  9. Climate change - national adaptation plan 2024 to 2029: consultation

    The effects of climate change are already being felt by people in Scotland. That is why, as well as taking action to reduce emissions, we must also take steps to adapt to climate change. This consultation seeks your views on the Scottish National Adaptation Plan 2024 to 2029.

  10. Climate change - national adaptation plan 2024 to 2029: consultation - easy read

    The impacts of climate change are already being felt by people in Scotland. That is why, as well as taking action to reduce emissions, we must also take steps to adapt to climate change. This is an easy-read version of the consultation on the Scottish National Adaptation Plan 2024 to 2029.

  11. Am Plana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh: Sgrìobhainn Chochomhairleachaidh

    This consultation covers the content of the national Good Food Nation Plan. It seeks views on the Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions. This is a Gaelic translation of the consultation.

  12. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of our consultation on the national Good Food Nation Plan, which sets out the Government's goals for food and how we will achieve them.

  13. National Good Food Nation Plan

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

  14. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation

    We are consulting on the first national Good Food Nation Plan. We are seeking views on the national Good Food Nation Outcomes, ways of measuring progress and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions.

  15. Greenhouse gas emissions projections: phase 1 and phase 2 modelling results

    Analysis undertaken by Ricardo-AEA for the Scottish Government to provide an estimated projection of Scottish emissions from 2019 to 2045 which capture announced Scottish and UK policies.

  16. Managing deer for climate and nature: consultation

    We are consulting on proposals to modernise the legislation which governs deer management in Scotland and ensure it is fit for purpose in the context of the biodiversity and climate crises, alongside a small number of proposals concerned with farmed and kept deer.

  17. Green land investment in rural Scotland: social and economic impacts

    Outlines the findings of research into the range of potential social and economic impacts relating to new forms of green land investment in rural Scotland.

  18. Natural capital: economic benefits assessment

    Outlines new economic analysis that quantifies the likely economic impacts, measured as output and jobs created, from hypothetical cross-sector regional and national programmes of natural capital investment in Scotland.

  19. Land use strategy: fourth annual progress report 2022-2023

    Fourth annual progress report on Scotland's land use strategy, as required under Section 37A of The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019. It covers the period of March 2022 to March 2023.

  20. Out to Play - caring for our outdoor spaces

    Guidance to make the most of the outdoor spaces your early learning and childcare settings use and caring for the environment through embedding Learning for Sustainability. This guidance supports practitioners to provide high quality outdoor play experiences.

  21. Scotland's guiding principles on the environment: statutory guidance

    This guidance provides information on how officials across government should apply the environmental principles when developing policy.

  22. Environment - guiding principles consultation: statutory guidance – Parliamentary statement and analysis report

    As required by section 18(4) of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 the Scottish Government has provided a parliamentary statement and an analysis report on the consultation on Scotland’s Guiding Principles on the Environment: Statutory Guidance.

  23. National Islands Plan review: consultation

    We are consulting on a review of the National Islands Plan, published in 2019. This review is required by the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. We are seeking views on the impact and content of the current National Islands Plan.

  24. Biodiversity duty report 2018 to 2020

    Report detailing how the Scottish Government furthered the conservation of biodiversity when exercising its functions, during the period 2018 to 2020 inclusive.

  25. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2023

    Details how we will deliver on the commitments in the National Islands Plan, over the coming year.

  26. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: programme pipeline update - March 2023

    This pipeline provides information relating to key major infrastructure programmes with an investment of £20 million or more included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in February 2021.

  27. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: progress report 2022 to 2023

    Second annual progress report relating to the Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26 which outlines the progress made in relation to the Plan’s three themes during the last year as well as key delivery achievements and activity planned for the coming year.

  28. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - March 2023

    The following information relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond.

  29. Just transition in land use and agriculture: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the land use and agriculture sectors. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition.

  30. Climate Change Committee's (CCC) annual progress report 2022 recommendations: SG response

    Scottish Government's response to the Climate Change Committee’s December 2022 report on Scotland’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  31. Land reform in a Net Zero nation: consultation analysis

    Outlines the findings from an analysis of responses to a public consultation on land reform in a Net Zero nation.

  32. Climate change monitoring report 2023

    The second annual statutory monitoring report against the updated 2018 Climate Change Plan, as per the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  33. New National Parks - appraisal framework: consultation

    We produced an appraisal framework to support the assessment of nominations for new National Park designations in Scotland. This consultation is seeking your views and comments on this and the selection criteria for new National Parks.

  34. New National Parks - nomination process and draft appraisal framework: consultation

    We produced an appraisal framework to support the assessment of nominations for new National Park designations. This consultation is seeking your views and comments on this and the selection criteria for new National Parks in Scotland.

  35. Mobilising private investment in natural capital: report

    This report looks at how to encourage responsible private investment into peatland restoration, including how to overcome barriers to scaling voluntary carbon markets to restore peatland in Scotland.

  36. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  37. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  38. Environment Strategy for Scotland: second progress report

    The second annual report to Parliament on progress in developing the Environment Strategy for Scotland, as required under the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021.

  39. Commission for the land-based learning review: report to Scottish Ministers

    The report produced by the Commission, a short term advisory group established to provide independent, evidence-based advice and submitted to Scottish Ministers on how to attract more people into land-based and aquaculture sectors by improving learning pathways.

  40. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts 2022

    This report estimates quantity and value of services supplied by Scotland's natural capital.

  41. Rainforest action

    Scotland’s commitment to protect unique habitat.

  42. Woodland ownership: key data

    Key data taken from analyses of a survey of woodland owners carried out between 2012 and 2015.

  43. Scottish Forestry - corporate plan: consultation analysis

    Results of the consultation on the draft corporate plan for Scottish Forestry, which lays out the proposed direction of travel and priorities for the next three years, the proposed purpose and role, and the three strategic objectives that will frame the delivery of Scottish Forestry’s work.

  44. Helping farmers diversify into forestry

    Additional £1m available through new Agricultural Transformation Programme.

  45. Scottish Forestry corporate plan: consultation

    Consultation on the first corporate plan for Scottish Forestry.

  46. Farmers to benefit from more land

    New entrants to farming industry get help from Scottish Government scheme.

  47. Forestry devolution: resource list

    Information relating to the devolution of forestry.

  48. Scotland's forestry strategy 2019-2029: SEA post adoption statement

    Ways in which the findings of the initial strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and the views expressed by consultees have been taken into account within Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.

  49. Devolution of forestry: administrative arrangements

    Final administrative arrangements for devolution of forestry under the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018.

  50. Environmental principles and governance after Brexit: consultation

    We are seeking to gather evidence on future arrangements for the application of EU environmental principles and for environmental governance in Scotland, in the event that the UK exits the EU.

  51. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029: business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA)

    How Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 may impact on business (including the third sector) and regulation.

  52. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029: equality impact assessment (EQIA)

    How Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 may impact on equality, including socio-economic disadvantage. This report includes Fairer Scotland Duty.

  53. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029: consultation process

    This report outlines the approach we took to the consultation and how the views expressed helped to inform the final content and structure of Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.

  54. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019–2029

    Long-term framework for the expansion and sustainable management of Scotland's forests and woodland.

  55. Scotland signs up to forestry pledge

    First Minister commits to Bonn Challenge.

  56. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 draft: strategic environmental assessment (SEA)

    Findings of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the consultation draft of Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.

  57. Support for new tourist resort

    Funding for south of Scotland development

  58. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 draft: partial BRIA

    This partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 outlines our assessment of how the draft Forestry Strategy may impact on business (including the third sector) and regulation.

  59. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029: consultation draft

    The consultation draft builds on and modernises the approach undertaken in previous strategies. It provides a 10-year framework for action to help achieve a 50-year vision for Scotland’s woodlands and forests.

  60. Forestry Bill passed

    Modern approach to forestry backed by MSPs.

  61. Modernising forestry

    Forestry and Land Management Bill introduced to parliament.

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