Goal: Balance the needs of the environment, landowners and communities across Scotland for sustainable land use that achieves emission reductions. – 91%
Marine Carbon Sequestration: Fulfil the carbon sink potential of the marine environment to establish an holistic enterprise that maximises carbon sequestration and supports sustainable marine food production. – 98%
Children’s Parliament: Allow only sustainable ways of farming, fishing and crofting. This would include using natural fertilisers and reducing the numbers of animals being farmed or fished.
Children’s Parliament: Create more woodlands and peatlands. This would involve helping people who own land to use their land to do this.
Peatland Restoration and Native Woodlands: Commit to higher levels than in current Scottish Government plans of restoring peatlands and native woodlands for carbon sequestration and improving biodiversity. See supporting statement for more detail. – 97%
Children’s Parliament: Create a national tree planting day in Scotland. Everyone would plant a tree, every year.
Children’s Parliament: Protect wildlife and native species. This would involve a ban on hunting animals and making sure no new homes are built in places where there are habitats.
Children’s Parliament: Create more nature parks and stop green spaces from being built on. In towns and cities, create green, traffic-free areas for children and adults to play.
Incentivise Land Use to Support Net Zero: Fulfil Scotland’s carbon sink potential by incentivising landowners to maximise the land available in order to meet net zero targets. – 91%
Children’s Parliament: Make community gardens and allotments for everyone. This would involve teaching children and adults about growing their own food, and using schools for giving out saplings, seeds and tools. Have a special day in Scotland where everyone works in their gardens to grow food.
Children’s Parliament: Protect wild spaces, coastlines and ancient woods. This would involve creating special sea defences to protect the coastline, cleaning up beaches and rivers, and stopping cutting down trees.
Farming Subsidies to Support Transition: Given the exit from the EU (and the end of the Common Agricultural Policy funding model), the government should work with the farming community to develop a subsidy regime that encourages farmers to transition to more sustainable land management practices, to be fully implemented in the next 5 years. – 91%