We are delighted to hear from Neil Langhorn, Head of Strategy and Analysis at Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) who will update on ESS's strategy and the associated consultation period running until 17 August.
Read more about the consultation on their website.
Environmental Standards Scotland has been established as a new Non-Ministerial Office to scrutinise compliance with, and the effectiveness of, environmental law and standards in Scotland, now that we have left the European Union.
ESS is currently consulting on its draft Strategic Plan and want to hear from UKELA members. At this session, the ESS team will take you through how they propose to scrutinise, investigate and secure improvements in public authorities’ compliance with environmental law, the effectiveness of environmental law, and the way it is being implemented and applied in Scotland. There will then be an opportunity to put your questions to the team.
This event is free to attend but you must book. Please log in or register and follow the prompts.
Neil Langhorn is Head of Strategy and Analysis at Environmental Standards Scotland and has responsibility for preparing the organisation’s Strategic Plan for submission to the Scottish Parliament for approval, & for developing and overseeing the organisation’s approach to monitoring and evaluating Scotland’s performance against environmental standards and targets. Prior to joining ESS he worked in a range of policy roles across Scottish Government for over 20 years – including in areas such as development planning, sustainable transport, green infrastructure, forestry, social justice, and land-use. He holds an Honours degree in Geography from St Andrews University and Masters degree in Rural Development and Environmental Policy from Wye College, University of London.