New group to advise Scottish government on environmental crises

31 August 2021

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A new group of scientists, climate, and nature professionals has been formed, tasked with advising the Scottish Government on environmental issues. The council will be co-chaired by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Professor Sir Ian Boyd, former chief scientific adviser to the UK Government on environment, food and rural affairs.

The group will meet regularly to discuss a range of environmental issues, such as biodiversity, marine resources, waste, and the nature-based aspects of climate change and just transition to net-zero, before presenting their proposed work areas and future plans in a report at COP26.

Source: Scottish Government, 22 August 2021