Date lodged: 14 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) the UK Government and (b) external organisations regarding the environmental principles currently enshrined in EU treaties, and how these principles can continue to be followed after the UK withdraws from the EU.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 21 December 2017
The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that the environmental principles currently enshrined in EU treaties continue to sit at the heart of Scotland’s approach to environmental policy. I set out this position at meetings with the UK Government on 6 November 2017 and 14 December 2017. This position has also been discussed with a range of external organisations, including with the Roundtable on the Environment and Climate Change, as well as with stakeholders during the European Environmental Bureau Conference on 6 November.