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.

6. Conclusion and Next Steps

This report outlines the current policy landscape in Scotland, emerging issues, case studies of international best practice and the Council's work programme for the coming years. The report is necessarily open-ended as it remains for the FMEC to prioritise their actions within the scope of these areas and these priorities will evolve to reflect new developments and as the Council refines its ways of working. Among other possibilities, the FMEC might seek to formulate some of the points above into an overarching narrative. Further information about the Council is available on the Scottish Government website[42].

Any questions or comments on the report, or the Council's future work programme can be sent to



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