First Minister's Environmental Council: first report, key priorities and future work programme
This is the first report by the First Minister’s Environmental Council. It notes Scotland’s ambitions and response to the twin crises, international examples of environmental action, and sets out the directions of the future work programme for the Council.
1. State of Nature Report Scotland 2019
2. This could be seen as a continuation of the process started with Scotland's 'Climate Assembly', which convened a group of people from across Scotland to discuss how Scotland should change to tackle the climate emergency.
3. First Minister's Environmental Council - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
4. Before deciding how to achieve objectives for the environment, it is useful to consider these different ethical frameworks, within which decisions tend to be made. Understanding these can help to illuminate different personal perspectives and reconcile differences of approach and ambition. This is discussed further in Annex 2.
7. This includes the Scottish Science Advisory Council - Scotland's highest level science advisory body, providing independent advice and recommendations on science strategy, policy and priorities to the Scottish Government.
8. First Minister's Environmental Council - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
9. Adaptation Scotland – Climate Change Projections for Scotland summary 2021
10. State of Nature Report Scotland 2019
11. State of Nature Report Scotland 2019
12. State of Nature Report Scotland 2019
13. Scottish Government - The Environment Strategy for Scotland: vision and outcomes
14. Scottish Greenhouse Gas statistics: 1990-2019
15. Further information on the measures being taken by the Scottish Government to meet its climate change objectives are set out in the 'Climate Change Plan 2018–2032 – Update'
16. The original strategy – Scotland's Biodiversity: It's in Your Hands – was published in 2004. In 2013, it was supplemented by the 2020 Challenge for Scotland's Biodiversity
17. Scotland's Biodiversity Progress to 2020 Aichi Targets Report 2019
18. Bateman, I.J., Harwood, A., Mace, G.M., Watson, R., Abson, D.J., et al. (2013) Bringing ecosystem services into economic decision making: Land use in the UK, Science, Vol 341, No. 6141: 45-50, 5th July 2013. DOI: 10.1126/science.1234379, https://science.sciencemag.org/content/341/6141/45
19. Securing a green recovery on a path to net zero: climate change plan 2018–2032 - update
20. Burns F, Eaton MA, Barlow KE, Beckmann BC, Brereton T, Brooks DR, et al. (2016) Agricultural Management and Climatic Change Are the Major Drivers of Biodiversity Change in the UK. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151595
21. State of Nature Report Scotland 2019
22. Stentiford, G.D., Bateman, I.J., Hinchliffe, S., Bass, D., Hartnell, R., Santos, E., Devlin, M., Feist, S.W., Taylor, N., Verner-Jeffreys, D., van Aerle, R., Peeler, E.J., Higman, W., Smith, L., Baines, R., Behringer, D., Katsiadaki, I., Froehlich, H.E., Tyler, C.R. (2020) Sustainable aquaculture through the One Health lens, Nature Food, https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-0127-5
23. Scotland's Carbon Footprint refers to estimates of Scotland's GHG emissions on a consumption basis. This refers to GHG emissions which are associated with the spending of Scottish residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise together with emissions directly generated by Scottish households, through private heating and motoring. These GHG emissions are often referred to as "consumption emissions" to distinguish them from estimates relating to the emissions "produced" within a country's territory or economic sphere.
24. Zero Waste Scotland - Everything we buy has a carbon cost
25. Scottish Government - The Environment Strategy for Scotland: vision and outcomes
26. Zero Waste Scotland: Material Flow Accounts (2021)
27. Update to the Climate Change Plan 2018 – 2032 (2020) Scottish Government
29. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2019
30. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2019
31. State of Nature Report Scotland 2019
32. This could be seen as a continuation of the process started with the Scottish Government's Scotland's 'Climate Assembly' initiative which convened a group of people from across Scotland to discuss how Scotland should change to tackle the climate emergency.
36. Ellen Macarthur Foundation - The Big Food Redesign Technical Appendix
40. Core partners include the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Minnesota, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund, working together with 300 other research and implementing partners
42. First Minister's Environmental Council - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
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