Children and young people in Scotland have been voicing their concerns on environmental matters for a long time – they are clear that these issues need to be addressed urgently. In the preparation of our response to the proposed Biodiversity Strategy we consulted with a group of our Young Advisors, they were overwhelmingly in support of this policy development. It is clear to children and young people that challenges facing biodiversity loss are as important as the challenge of combatting climate change. Children and young people care a lot about Scotland’s nature. Whether this is protecting declining species from extinction, stopping pollution in our seas and rivers or protecting nature within towns and cities.
You can download our consultation response below.