Reading Time: 4 minutes On Tuesday 13 November, the Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee took evidence from the agricultural sector, as part of its consideration of
Category: Environment & Energy
Guest blog – What we eat, and meeting our climate change commitments
Reading Time: 4 minutes On Tuesday 13 November, the Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee will take evidence from the agricultural sector, as part of its consideration
The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife
Reading Time: 3 minutes On 22 September 2018, thousands of people gathered in Hyde Park in London for the People’s Walk for Wildlife, led by TV presenter Chris Packham.
Capital spend: locking in high or low carbon futures?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Scottish Government plans to invest over £4 billion this financial year on infrastructure like homes, roads and rail. This capital spending will rise even
Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: environmental standards
Reading Time: 4 minutes On 23 August 2018, the UK Government began publishing technical notes on the effect of a no-deal Brexit. These notes are intended to provide guidance
Wildfires – a future burning issue?
Reading Time: 4 minutes A record breaking temperature for Scotland of 33.2°C was set in Motherwell this June. While the hot, dry weather this summer has been great for
National Parks Week 2018: What do National Parks do for us? And do we need more of them?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The 23 -29 July is National Parks Week 2018, the annual celebration of National Parks in Scotland and across the UK. With active campaigns underway
Electronic shock collars for dogs
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2017-18 stated: “We will tightly control the use of electronic dog training collars to allow responsible use under supervision
International Bog Day 2018: Where are we with the restoration of Scotland’s Bogs?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sunday the 22nd of July is International Bog Day, which of course couldn’t go unmarked without a SPICe ‘Bog Blog’. In the run up to
Guest blog – A Scottish Publicly Owned Energy Company?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ragne Low from the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde presents a scoping note, commissioned by the Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair