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Progress in reducing emissions in Scotland – 2021 Report to Parliament

9 Dec 2021

Paul Richardson, Policy Adviser (Agriculture and Climate Change) at Scottish Land and Estates, provides a brief summary of the Climate Change Committee’s Progress in reducing emissions in Scotland – 2021 Report to Parliament, published on 07 December 2021. The

Trophies presented to our 2021 Helping it Happen Awards winners

9 Dec 2021

The winners of the Helping it Happen Awards 2021 were announced earlier this year during a live ceremony which took place virtually as a result of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Over the past few weeks, we've been able to present a number of our winners with

COP26: Key outcomes and next steps for the UK

3 Dec 2021

In his latest blog, our Policy Adviser Paul Richardson has produced a summary of the Climate Change Committee’s briefing note ‘COP26: Key outcomes and next steps for the UK’. Yesterday, 2nd of December, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) published their COP26

Results from the June 2021 Scottish Agricultural Census

13 Oct 2021

In his latest blog, our Policy Adviser Paul Richardson has summarised the findings from the Scottish Agricultural Census which was held earlier this year. Provisional results from the June 2021 Scottish Agricultural Census show a more positive picture in what

Expert views on climate change

3 Sep 2021

As we approach our flagship Annual Conference the Business of Climate Change, sponsored by Barclays, on 29 September 2021, we caught up with our two keynote speakers, Professor Dieter Helm from Oxford University and Lord Deben Chair of the Committee on Climate

United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC)

9 Aug 2021

In this blog Paul Richardson, our Policy Adviser (Agriculture & Climate Change), summarises information on the newly published United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. The IPCC is the international body for assessing the science related

The Helping it Happen Awards 2021: Anderson Strathern's Anne Chapman on the Conservation Award

26 Jul 2021

In this blog, Anne Chapman covers the importance of conservation activities, and how these tie up with Anderson Strathern's own history and sponsorship of this years' Conservation Award at the Helping it Happen Awards 2021. As John Muir said, “In every walk

Scotland’s contribution to the Paris Agreement – an indicative NDC

23 Jul 2021

Paul Richardson, Policy Adviser (Agriculture and Climate Change) at Scottish Land and Estates, provides a summary of the Indicative Nationally Determined Contributions, published by Scottish Government on 23 July 2021. As part of the 2015 Paris Agreement on

The Helping it Happen Awards 2021: Shepherd and Wedderburn's Hamish Lean on the Rural Business Award

21 Jul 2021

In this blog, Hamish Lean covers how Shepherd and Wedderburn represents the needs of its clients throughout the rural sector, and how this knowledge of the diverse kinds of businesses all over rural Scotland led to them being eager to sponsor the Rural

National Food Strategy report summary

15 Jul 2021

Following the release of the much-anticipated National Food Strategy Plan, our Policy Adviser (Agriculture and Climate Change) Paul Richardson shares the highlights. Led by businessman Henry Dimbleby, The National Food Strategy is an independent two-part