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Guiding principles on the environment: draft statutory guidance

Draft statutory guidance on the guiding principles on the environment and the duties set out in Part 2 of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021.

Guiding principles on the environment: draft statutory guidance
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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.

5 https://europa.eu/european-union/law/treaties_en

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

7 Ibid

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)

14 See further, https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/generalassembly/docs/globalcompact/A_CONF.151_26_Vol.I_Declaration.pdf

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

16 See further, https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/generalassembly/docs/globalcompact/A_CONF.151_26_Vol.I_Declaration.pdf

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

21 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A31992L0043&qid=1630679816039
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/search.html?DTA=1992&SUBDOM_INIT=ALL_ALL&DB_TYPE_OF_ACT=directive&DTS_SUBDOM=ALL_ALL&typeOfActStatus=DIRECTIVE&DTS_DOM=ALL&type=advanced&excConsLeg=true&qid=1630679816039&DTN=0043
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A31992L0043&qid=1630679816039

22 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32001L0018

23 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32008L0098&qid=1630680089064

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).

26 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A31975H0436

27 https://ec.europa.eu/environment/action-programme/#:~:text=The%207th%20Environment%20Action%20Programme%20%28EAP%29%20will%20be,we%20live%20well%2C%20within%20the%20planet%E2%80%99s%20ecological%20limits

28 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dir/2004/35/oj/eng

29 C-534/13 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX:62013CJ0534

30 C-172/08 at para 36

31 [2013] 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

35 https://www.un.org/en/conferences/environment/stockholm1972

36 https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/generalassembly/docs/globalcompact/A_CONF.151_26_Vol.I_Declaration.pdf

37 https://www.cbd.int/convention/text/


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