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California Signs Scotland’s World-Leading Nature Declaration

COP26: Governments & Cities Encouraged to Take Action California has become the first US state to sign Scotland’s Edinburgh Declaration, which commits devolved bodies and administrations around the world to transformative action that will protect nature and halt biodiversity loss globally. Through its leadership of

Finance Day at COP26

Investing to Tackle Climate Change The crucial role of private investment in efforts to achieve net zero will be set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today as part of Finance Day at COP26. The First Minister will join the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Creating a Fairer, Greener Nation

Rural Funding Scheme Extended The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) will reopen for funding in 2022 to support the ambition of doubling the amount of land under organic management, set out in the Programme for Government 2021-22. Farmers, crofters and land managers will be able to

Support to Protect Scotland’s Coastlines

New Maps Forecast Impacts of Climate Change An estimated £1.2 billion of Scotland’s buildings, transport infrastructure, cultural and natural heritage may be at risk of coastal erosion by 2050, according to new research. As part of the Scottish Government’s Dynamic Coast project, funded by the

Tackling the Climate Crisis

First 100 Days: Kickstarting the Green Recovery These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. Covid has posed a massive challenge to the world but the climate emergency has not gone away. We must end Scotland’s contribution to climate change by 2045

What We’re Doing For The Environment

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for the environment Climate change and the biodiversity crisis are a reality that we must face now. Even in the midst of the pandemic the climate emergency remains a pressing crisis. Scotland will end its contribution to climate change

Real Climate Action

Delivering for Scotland #40: Climate Action The SNP is resolutely committed to ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change. That commitment is backed up by world-leading action on this front. Under the SNP, Scotland was the first country in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

Making More of Scotland’s Land

Delivering for Scotland #43: Land Reform The SNP believes that Scotland’s land must be an asset that benefits the many, not the few. It believes that our system of land rights should promote fairness, social justice, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity for all in our

Preserving Peatlands, Capturing Carbon

Delivering for Scotland #48: Peatland Restoration Around 1.7 million hectares of Scotland is covered in peatlands and keeping them well-maintained mitigates against climate change by locking in carbon. Scotland’s peatland stores over 1,500 million tonnes of carbon, which is more than is held in all