1 First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament on the Programme for Government 2021 to 2022, 7 September 2021. Available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/first-minister-programme-government-2021-2022/
2 The duties are set out in Sections 14 and 15 of the Continuity Act, with the duty on UK Ministers modified by the UK Environment Bill once enacted.
3 Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Scotland – Scottish Government
4 The UK Government have introduced an amendment to Clause 19 of the UK Environment Bill limiting the application of section 14(2) to matters that are not reserved by the Scotland Act 1998, and requiring Ministers of the Crown to follow the principles duty in the UK Bill for reserved matters.
6 A consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union can be found here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A12012E%2FTXT
8 Case C-180/96 UK v Commission
9 Case C-127/02 Landelijke Vereniging tot Behoud van de Waddenzee v Staatssecretaris van Landvouw
10 Cases C-175/98 and C-177/98 Fancesca Bizzaro et Paola Lirussi
11 As stated in sections 13(1) and (2) of the Continuity Act.
12 The UK Government have introduced an amendment to Clause 19 of the UK Environment Bill limiting the application of section 14(2) to matters that are not reserved by the Scotland Act 1998, and requiring Ministers of the Crown to follow the principles duty in the UK Bill for reserved matters.
13 See further, Scottish Government SEA Guidance (2013) Strategic Environmental Assessment: guidance – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
15 See further, European Parliament, “Environment Policy: General Principles and Framework Fact Sheet” (2021) Available here: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/factsheets/en/sheet/71/environment-policy-general-principles-and-basic-framework
17 EU Commission communication on the precautionary principle EUR-Lex – 52000DC0001 – EN – EUR-Lex (europa.eu)
18 See further, Scottish Government, Strategic Environmental Assessment: pre-screening template (June 2015). Available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/strategic-environmental-assessment-pre-screening-template/
19 For further information about the SEA process, please see the Scottish Government SEA Guidance (2013) Strategic Environmental Assessment: guidance – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
20 Joined Cases C 78/16 and C 79/16 at paras 48 and 74 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX:62016CJ0078
24 At paragraph 139 of the Court’s Judgement: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A61999TJ0013&qid=1630680178784
25 European Commission “Communication on the Precautionary Principle” COM (2000).
30 C-172/08 at para 36
31  CSIH 108. Available at https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/search-judgments/judgment?id=568a8aa6-8980-69d2-b500-ff0000d74aa7
32 C-129/16 at para 58 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/GA/TXT/?uri=CELEX:62016CJ0129
33 Article 11 TFEU.
34 Joined cases C‑626/15 and C‑659/16 at 71 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:62015CJ0626