This article was originally published by the Scottish Government

“High quality natural assets – like our water, air, soils and nature – are the cornerstones of our economy, culture and quality of life.

We are developing an environment strategy to help co-ordinate action and guide future activity to ensure these precious assets are protected and enhanced. This will be complemented by a strengthened regulatory framework for activities likely to cause environmental harm. This integrated framework will help the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to deliver proportionate, joined up, and outcome-focussed regulation, ensuring more effective and efficient protection of the environment, whilst reducing the regulatory burden on business.

SEPA is supporting businesses to move beyond simply complying with environmental standards towards helping identify new opportunities which will generate innovation and investment…”

Read on at: Scottish Government.