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.

1. Acronyms

CBAM Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

CE Circular Economy

COP Convention of the Parties. The ‘Parties’ are the governments which have signed the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC)

COVID Coronavirus 19

CSDDD Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

Defra Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (UK Government)

DG Agri Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development

GDP Gross Domestic Product

EC European Commission

EEA European Environment Agency

ETS Emissions Trading System

EU European Union

Food-EPI Food Environment Policy Index

FSC Forest Stewardship Council

GFN Global Footprint Network

GHG Greenhouse Gas

GRI Global Resource Initiative

GVA Gross Value Added

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Committee

JRC Joint Research Centre (of the European Union)

NCD Non-communicable Diseases

NDC Nationally Determined Contributions

NECP National Energy Carbon Plan

NFRD Non-Financial Reporting Directive

NGO Non-governmental Organisation

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OVAM Public Waste Agency of Flanders

SAFA Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture Systems

SCP Consumption and Production

SDG Sustainable Development Goals

SDSN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

SEA Swedish Energy Agency

SEI Stockholm Environment Institute

SEPA Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

UK United Kingdom

UN United Nations

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (EU)

WHO World Health Organisation

WTO World Trade Organization

WWF World Wide Fund for Nature



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