Scottish government failing on MPA promises

| November 2, 2013

saltireAlex Salmond’s government is failing to live up to many of its ambitious promises on climate change and protecting Scotland’s natural heritage, a study has concluded.

The report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) said that the Scottish government’s efforts to set new standards on climate and protecting sealife have been repeatedly undermined by lack of funding, poor implementation and fears of vested economic interests – its ambitions to have the UK’s strongest marine protection zones have been diluted to protect the commercial fishing and energy industries.

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