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Promoting Low Carbon Farming and Protecting the Environment

Agri-Environment Climate Change Scheme awards. More than 600 rural businesses with projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impact of climate change will share £30 million from the latest round of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) 2021. – Graeme I am delighted to see

Supporting a Renewables Revolution

Commitment to develop onshore wind generation confirmed. Scotland’s onshore wind capacity will more than double by 2030 under plans to help cut harmful emissions and support the energy sector’s net zero transformation. – Graeme  Onshore wind power plays a vital role in Scotland’s route to

Scotland Leads Global Action for Nature

International Support for Edinburgh Declaration Over 280 governments, cities and local authorities across the world now support an ambitious Scottish Government-led international plan for nature – and it is hoped more will sign up at COP27. The Edinburgh Declaration is a shared agreement to protect

One Year to Deposit Return Scheme

Recycling Initiative to Help Deliver Circular Economy Scotland’s deposit return scheme will go live for consumers in one year’s time – 16th August 2023 – giving businesses and consumers an easy way to boost recycling. The scheme, which will be the first in the UK,

Action to Improve Animal Welfare

Plans to Outlaw Glue Traps in Scotland Legislation to end the harmful practice of setting ‘glue traps’ is to be brought forward by the Scottish Government in order to protect animal welfare. The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC) undertook a review of the use of

Supporting Rural Scotland

Funding for Sustainable Communities & Protecting the Environment Scotland’s budget underlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to rural and island communities and businesses. The 2022-23 budget will see more than £650 million in ongoing support across the rural economy in agriculture, fishing, and seafood. It forms

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