Environmental Rights Summit
06sep10:00 am4:00 pmEnvironmental Rights SummitJoin us for our first Environmental Rights Summit OrganiserEnvironmental Rights Centre for ScotlandSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL10:00 am - 4:00 pm Event TypeCultural, Arts & Social,Webinar & Talks,Workshop & TrainingThemeGovernance & Just Transition,Networking & Community Engagement
We’re very excited to be hosting our first Environmental Rights Summit! Prof David Boyd, Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, will be one
We’re very excited to be hosting our first Environmental Rights Summit!
Prof David Boyd, Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, will be one of our key note speakers.
This summer, with the consultations on environmental governance and the Human Rights Bill we have our chance to tell the Scottish Government what we need for an enforceable right to a healthy environment.
Join us to be the collective voice in demanding access to environmental justice in a court of law and ensuring our substantive and procedural rights are protected in the new Human Rights Bill.
We will have the day to share our hopes and aspirations in workshops and discussions for a greener, healthier and fairer Scotland for everyone.
This will be an in-person event for ERCS members, supporters, community campaigners, the voluntary sector and all our networks.
Wednesday, 6 September 10am-4pm
Venue: Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Lunch and refreshments provided
Free to attend
We want this event to be accessible to all. If you have any particular accessibility requirements, please contact Emma (our Finance and Administration Officer, email: [email protected], tel: 0131 358 0038) as soon as you can so that we can make any arrangements required. BSL users can contact us via an online BSL/English interpreter.
Our vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to live in a healthy environment is respected, protected and fulfilled.
Our aim is to assist everyone, especially people who face the biggest barriers, to exercise their rights in environmental law and to protect the environment. We do this through:
• Awareness-raising of legal rights to increase confidence in using our rights
• Advice to increase access to justice and holding public authorities to account on the environment
• Advocacy in policy and law reform to improve environmental law
• Public interest litigation to tackle systemic environmental problems.
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