johnfitzgerald

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In the news: climate change strikes

15th March 2019

You may have seen in the news today that young people from around the world are taking part in climate change strikes to raise awareness of the threat of climate change, and urge world leaders to take action. Later this month, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will meet with a group of young people from across…

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In the news: Rest of UK consults on DRS

19th February 2019

You may have seen in the news that a consultation has been launched on proposals for a Deposit Return Scheme across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Scottish Government has already consultated on a Deposit Return scheme. The consultation closed closed in September and the analysis is due imminently.  A Scottish Government Spokesperson said: “We…

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Environmental Strategy analysis published

16th February 2019

By Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham In the Programme for Government, we committed to developing an Environment Strategy to help protect and enhance Scotland’s natural environment and continue our leading role in tackling global environmental challenges. I set out our plans for developing the Strategy in a discussion paper, published last summer. Thisoutlined a draft vision and…

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In the news: Japanese market opens for British beef and lamb

10th January 2019

You may have seen in the news today that Japan has signed an agreement to lift its ban on imports of British beef and lamb. The ban, which has been in place since 1996, has been removed with immediate effect. Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “Japan opening its domestic market to Scottish beef and…

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In the news: tackling livestock attacks

8th January 2019

You might have seen in the news today that a five-month, multi-agency campaign to highlight the reality of livestock attacks and distress caused primarily by dogs was launched by the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC). The aim of the campaign – “Your Dog – Your Responsibility” is to ensure dog owners understand the distressing…

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In the news: protecting Scotland’s nature

3rd January 2019

Conservation groups have called for stronger climate action to protect Scotland’s unique habitats and species, in a story you may have seen in the news today. The joint report by WWF Scotland and Scottish Environment LINK focuses on the impact our changing climate is having on species in five specific habitats across the country.  A…

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In the news: Farmers on the frontline of climate change

27th December 2018

You may have seen in the news today that WWF Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to provide greater leadership and support to Scotland’s farmers to help them adapt to the challenges of a rapidly changing climate. This comes as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming called for…

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