Date lodged: 25 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee report, Compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention, which states that Scotland is not compliant.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 20 October 2017
The Scottish Government welcomes that the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee report recognised, 'the significant progress made to date'.
Further work is underway to strengthen Scotland's compliance with the Convention. The Scottish Civil Justice Council has just completed a consultation on enhancing the system of Protective Expenses Orders that assists those who are bringing litigation related to the environment.