Scrutiny in a climate and nature emergency – engaging with disruptive change

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The Scottish Parliament Information Centre, SPICe, has recently published its 'Key Issues for Session 6' briefing. The publication outlines some of the key subjects likely to be of particular interest in the coming Parliamentary Session.

You can read the briefing in full here: https://digitalpublications.parliament.scot/ResearchBriefings/Report/2021/5/12/df69604c-1a2f-4a50-94fe-26c48f8623e7#

This episode of the podcast, featuring Graeme Cook and Alexa Morrison, researchers from SPICe, looks specifically at the climate and nature emergency. The section of the briefing on 'Scrutiny in a climate and nature emergency' can be read here:

https://digitalpublications.parliament.scot/ResearchBriefings/Report/2021/5/12/df69604c-1a2f-4a50-94fe-26c48f8623e7#Conclusion

Other documents referenced in this podcast:

- the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or, IPCC) FAQs;

- former Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham's declaration of a climate emergency in Session 5;

- the IPBES review;

- the State of Nature in Scotland report;

- scotland's biodiveristy progress as of 2020;

- the Environment Strategy for Scotland;

- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;

- the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019;

- the 2019 Scottish Climate Act;

- the UK Climate Change Committee's advice to the Scottish Government;

- the UN Sustainable Development Goals;

- the Conveners Group Session 5 Legacy report;

- and the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

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