Research & Briefings
Read our briefings and analysis on key environmental issues
UN body to declare Scottish legal system breaking international environmental and human rights law
Scottish legal system failing environment due to high costs
Draft findings show breach of international environmental and human rights law, due to the extremely high costs of legal action.
Manifesto promises on climate and energy compared
Plans for Human Right to a Healthy Environment in Scots Law Welcomed
Experts publish detailed proposals for a new human rights law and recommend that the new law is brought forward by the new Parliament.
Nigerian farmers & Friends of the Earth Netherlands win Shell oil pollution case
Shell must compensate farmers for damage caused by pipeline leaks, parent company also found to have violated its duty of care.
National Planning Framework Call for Ideas Response
Response to the National Planning Framework 4 – why it must help tackle the climate emergency, cut air pollution and create a circular economy
Letter to Equalities and Human Rights Committee regarding petition on compliance with Aarhus Convention
Letter to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee regarding our petition on Scotland’s compliance with the Aarhus Convention.
Legal advice says Scottish Government can and should pass law to ban fracking
Legal opinion says Scottish Parliament can pass a law to ban fracking, and doing so would be less likely to result in successful legal challenge.