Publication - Consultation paper

Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 draft: partial EQIA

Published: 20 Sep 2018

This partial Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) (including Fairer Scotland Duty) for Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019 to 2029 outlines our assessment of how the draft Forestry Strategy may impact on equality, including socio-economic disadvantage.

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Contents
Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 draft: partial EQIA
Section 3: Impacts

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Section 3: Impacts

Has the research and consultation identified any potential for impacts on the following groups:

Protected Characteristic (we have included “socio-economic disadvantage”, as per the Fairer Scotland Duty, although it is not formally recognised as a “protected characteristic”) Yes No Please explain
Age (e g older people, children and young people)   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Disability   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Gender Reassignment (Where a person is living as the opposite gender to their birth)   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Pregnancy and Maternity   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Race, ethnicity, colour, nationality or national origins (including gypsies or travellers, refugees or asylum seekers)   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Religion or belief (including non-belief)   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Sex/Gender   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Marriage and civil partnership   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Sexual Orientation   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals with protected characteristics. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on individuals with protected characteristics. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate equality impact assessments.
Fairer Scotland Duty: Socioeconomic disadvantage   It is not considered that the strategy itself will directly impact on individuals experiencing inequalities due to socioeconomic disadvantage. However, the intention is that the plans, policies and projects that stem from the strategy will have a positive (or at worst a neutral) impact on these individuals. These future implementation mechanisms should be subject to separate impact assessments.

Is there any evidence that the policy may:

  Yes No No Evidence
Result in less favourable treatment for particular groups?    
Give rise to direct or indirect discrimination?    
Give rise to unlawful harassment or victimisation?    

If yes to any of the above, please give details:

How will the policy, practice or project be modified to mitigate this less favourable treatment?

Following the period of consultation, if any negative impacts are highlighted or raised, we will review this assessment which could result in changes/modifications to the strategy in order to mitigate for this.


Contact

Email: Bob Frost