Environmental Standards Scotland

Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) formally launched on 1st October 2021 to ensure Scotland’s communities can enjoy the healthy environment that they deserve.

ESS will monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland, and public authorities’ compliance with it, and to prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the European Union.

The launch event, hosted by BBC presenter Clare English, featured a welcome from ESS Chair Jim Martin, an overview of ESS from Interim CEO Brendan Callaghan, and a panel discussion which included two of Board members, Marie Fallon and Annalisa Savaresi, alongside Jonathan Hall (National Farmers’ Union of Scotland), Dr Deborah Long (Scottish Environmental LINK), and Dr Shivali Fifield (Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland).

You can watch a video of the event at the following link: The Launch of Environmental Standards Scotland, and an introduction to the work of ESS from CEO, Brendan Callaghan, here: Introduction to ESS.

REHIS is a registered charity in Scotland, SC009406

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