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Understanding environmental policy in Scotland

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Understanding environmental policy in Scotland

Reflections of an early career researcher on how environmental policy is shaped in the Scottish Parliament.

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25 YEP Indicators: Consultation Response

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25 YEP Indicators: Consultation Response

The Policy Team will be responding to Defra’s "25 Year Environment Plan: Measuring Progress" consultation and we need your expertise!

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Welsh Public Goods Scheme and Biodiversity: Consultation Response

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Welsh Public Goods Scheme and Biodiversity: Consultation Response

The Policy Team will be responding to the Welsh CCERA Committee "Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme" consultation and we need your expertise!

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Biodiversity Net Gain: Consultation Response

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Biodiversity Net Gain: Consultation Response

The Policy Team will be responding to Defra’s Biodiversity Net Gain consultation and we need your expertise!

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Launch of UK Climate Projections 2018

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Launch of UK Climate Projections 2018

The differences between high and low emissions scenarios widen as the century goes on, but the actions necessary to keep on the lower track need to happen now.

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Take home messages from a BES-Scottish Policy Group workshop

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Take home messages from a BES-Scottish Policy Group workshop

Understanding the science-policy interface in Scotland

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"Does a natural capital approach deliver for biodiversity conservation?"

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"Does a natural capital approach deliver for biodiversity conservation?"

Discussing the pros and cons of a natural capital approach at the BES-SPG Pie and a Pint event

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Shaping policy in the House of Lords

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Shaping policy in the House of Lords

Learn about Parliament form an ecologist's perspective.

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A Smarter Approach to Intelligent Animals

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A Smarter Approach to Intelligent Animals

Outsmarting animals by better understanding their cognition may be the best wildlife management response available.

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Designated Landscapes Review: Call for Evidence

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Designated Landscapes Review: Call for Evidence

Have your say on the future role National Parks and AONBs can play in connecting people with nature and helping wildlife to thrive.

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The Puzzle of Plastics: Is there a solution to single-use?

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The Puzzle of Plastics: Is there a solution to single-use?

Humankind produces 300 million tonnes of plastic every year - creating major environmental challenges.

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2018 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme in Scotland open for applications

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2018 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme in Scotland open for applications

A unique opportunity to spend two days in the Scottish Parliament

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Scottish Government consultation: Forestry Strategy 2019-2029

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Scottish Government consultation: Forestry Strategy 2019-2029

Help the BES-Scottish Policy Group respond to Scotland's Forestry Strategy.

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Severe declines in mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors

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Severe declines in mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors

Mountain hare numbers on moorlands in the eastern Highlands have declined to less than one per cent of their initial levels.

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Grouse moor management in Scotland: stakeholder questionnaire

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Grouse moor management in Scotland: stakeholder questionnaire

Help the BES Scottish Policy Group respond to the grouse moor management inquiry

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