1. Consultation paper

    05 Aug 2019

    Handling of waste: amendment to legislation: consultation

    Consultation on extending the power of Scottish Ministers to direct the holder of a permit issued under the PPC Regulations 2012 to accept and keep, or accept and treat or dispose of, controlled waste at specified places and on specified terms.

  2. Statistics

    11 Jun 2019

    Scottish greenhouse gas emissions 2017

    Estimates of greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland for the years 1990 to 2017.

  3. NEWS

    08 May 2019 14:10

    Deposit Return Scheme

    Ambitious scheme design takes shape.

  4. Research and analysis

    06 Mar 2019

    Air Departure Tax reduction in Scotland: noise impact assessment

    Potential impact on noise levels of our plans to reduce the overall burden of Air Departure Tax (ADT) by 50%.

  5. Consultation paper

    16 Feb 2019

    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.

  6. Advice and guidance

    14 Jan 2019

    Chemicals: registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction - notification to the Scottish Parliament

    Notification about deficiencies in legislation due to EU exit in the event of a 'no deal' scenario, and proposed amendments to ensure the law continues to operate.

  7. Advice and guidance

    14 Jan 2019

    Waste (miscellaneous issues 2): notification to the Scottish Parliament

    Notification about deficiencies in legislation due to EU exit in the event of a 'no deal' scenario, and proposed amendments to ensure the law continues to operate.

  8. Advice and guidance

    14 Jan 2019

    National low emission framework

    Methodology for local authorities to undertake air quality assessment through the National Low Emission Framework (NLEF) to inform decisions on transport-related actions.

  9. NEWS

    06 Nov 2018 14:22

    Tackling air pollution

    Review of Clean Air for Scotland announced.

  10. Consultation paper

    15 Oct 2018

    Draft noise action plans: consultation

    The European Noise Directive (END) was adopted in 2004 and requires member states to bring about measures which are intended to avoid, prevent or reduce noise on a prioritised area basis.

  11. Consultation analysis

    30 Jul 2018

    Ban of plastic-stemmed cotton buds: consultation response

    Summary of responses to the Scottish Government's proposal to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds.

  12. Consultation paper

    27 Apr 2018

    Ban on manufacture and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds: proposal

    A consultation to gather views from stakeholders on the introduction of a ban on the manufacture and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds in Scotland.

  13. NEWS

    29 Mar 2018 15:21

    Cleaner Air for Scotland

    New members help to strengthen governance group

  14. NEWS

    13 Mar 2018 11:04

    Responses to Low Emission Zone (LEZ) consultation now analysed

  15. Factsheet

    09 Feb 2018

    Water environment: legislation

    A list of all legislation relating to the water environment in Scotland.

  16. Speech/statement

    27 Sep 2017

    Air quality: minister's statement

    Cabinet Secretary for Environment Roseanna Cunningham addresses the Scottish Parliament on the issue of air quality and low-emission zones.

  17. Factsheet

    21 Jul 2016

    Air quality: legislation

    A list of all legislation relating to air quality in Scotland.