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.

Ministerial foreword

The Environment Strategy is the overarching framework for Scotland’s environment and climate policies. It brings together, in one place, our plans and actions designed to tackle the twin crises in nature and climate. The strategy aims to strengthen the connections between environmental policy and policies across government.

As a country, we need to think more systematically about the challenges we face, and how to promote the wellbeing of current and future generations. The strategy will help to identify the transformative changes needed to meet our targets to restore nature and tackle climate change, while harnessing the opportunities this creates for our economy and wellbeing.

In 2020, we published the Vision and Outcomes1 for the strategy, setting out the scale of our ambition for Scotland’s environment, and for a healthier and sustainably prosperous society that thrives within the limits of our single, shared planet.

This report provides an update for the Parliament on our progress in developing the strategy.

Màiri McAllan MSP Minister for Environment and Land Reform


Email: environment.strategy@gov.scot

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