Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog explains the current understanding of carbon captured and stored in Scotland’s coastal and marine environment, known as ‘blue carbon’. It also outlines known threats to blue carbon stores and explores opportunities for embedding blue carbon in Scotland’s climate change policy.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Woodlands are a key element of the Scottish Government’s climate change plans, but getting multiple benefits is more complicated than planting trees.
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog explores the implications of the EU-UK Agreement for the ability of the Scottish Government, in practice, to keep pace with EU environmental law.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog summarises recent research as part of a SPICe fellowship which investigated policies and interventions that experts agree should form part of a green recovery from COVID-19.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The post looks at how the Scottish Government intends to achieve its commitment to a 20% reduction in the distance travelled by car by 2030.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This post looks at trends in greenhouse gas emissions from cars since 2011, when the first version of the Climate Change Plan was published.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Scottish Parliament will vote on a motion on whether or not to consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill on 7 October 2020. This blog outlines some of the views of organisations in Scotland on the Bill and provides some examples of how the provisions of the Bill might affect different policy sectors.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A guest blog on pharmaceutical pollution and potential implications for the environment and human health in Scotland.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Summarising the Scottish Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum for the UK Agriculture Bill.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog sets out recent developments in approaches to tackling climate change and explores some of the emerging thinking about how economic and societal recovery from the COVID-19 crisis can support decarbonisation.