EPS has produced a free online guide to the environmental manifesto of the main political parties with candidates in Scotland. “What does it mean for environmental protection?” is a free impartial guide provides detailed information about each of the parties pledges. It can be downloaded and printed off as a booklet from here EPS will … [Continue Reading]
Last year the Scottish Government announced an independent review of its air quality strategy ‘Cleaner Air For Scotland – The Road to a Healthier Future’ (CAFS). The CAFS review followed a commitment in the 2018/19 Programme for Government and was launched by Roseanna Cunningham, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in … [Continue Reading]
EPS members are being offered a discounted delegate rate at the Institute of Acoustics (IoA) conference on the World Health Organisation (WHO) environmental noise guidelines conference in Glasgow. The event on Friday, November 8th at The Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane runs from 10 am to 4 pm and welcomes speakers from Arup, Public Health England … [Continue Reading]
CLEAN Air Day has been highly commended by a panel of judges at the International Healthy Streets Awards in Glasgow. The campaign which took place on June 20th was up against the eventual winners, The Sustrans Big Pedal with School Streets, in the Best Healthy Streets Behaviour Change Initiatives category. Also nominated were Southampton Cycle … [Continue Reading]
ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Scotland has launched a comprehensive guide to best practice for housebuilders, local authority staff and communities involved in land development. The Land Contamination & Development Guide aims to ensure professionals and community leaders involved in land development follow current best practice and regulations. We hope the online document will avoid public health problems, … [Continue Reading]
THE independent review of the Cleaner Air For Scotland (CAFS) strategy led by Professor Campbell Gemmell published its recommendations on August 29th. Commissioned in November 2018 by the Scottish Government, Professor Gemmell made 10 high-level recommendations following reports by expert working groups relating to health & environment, transport, placemaking and agriculture, industrial and domestic emissions. … [Continue Reading]
With the initial findings of the Cleaner Air For Scotland Review due to be published shortly, the Scottish Government have organised a CAFS Review Stakeholder Event on Wednesday 18th September. The event is to take place at the COSLA Centre at Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh. It aims to provide an opportunity for local authorities to provide … [Continue Reading]
We want to say a big thanks to everyone who participated in Clean Air Day. From Stornoway to Plockton and Moray to Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow to Ayrshire, the national event on Thursday, June 20th raised awareness of how we can all help improve air quality through active travel, public transport, not idling our engines and … [Continue Reading]
Thursday, June 20, 2019, marks Clean Air Day – a red letter day for air quality! That’s when people and organisations will come together across Scotland for the annual event to raise awareness of the difference we can all make to the air we breathe. Environmental Protection Scotland is once again coordinating Clean Air Day … [Continue Reading]
East Dunbartonshire Council is running a campaign to cut down engine idling and make drivers realise the cost to the environment and their pocket – with targeted spot-checks of motorists who face fines of £20. Councillor Susan Murray, vice-Convener of the Council’s Place & Neighbourhood Services Committee, who launched the two-week poster and online campaign … [Continue Reading]
People and organisations have one month to give their views on a strategy which sets out how the UK should tackle five damaging pollutants. The consultation into DEFRA’s Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) is required under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive and further legislation introduced in 2018. However, the consultation ends on March 14. The … [Continue Reading]
EPS is happy to confirm a one-day conference which will look at efforts to improve the quality of the air we breathe – one of the most important issues facing the current generation of policy-makers, regulators and campaigners. More details here.
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