“The environmental implications of redistributive land reform” – Brodies Environmental Law Lecture Series

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Date(s) - 13/10/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture Theatre 1 - 7 Bristo Square


Each year Edinburgh Law School and Brodies LLP partner to deliver the Brodies Environmental Law Lectures Series. This year the lectures explore themes on land reform (13th Oct), GMOs (4th Nov) and climate change (9th Feb).

For the first lecture in this series, Dr.Jayne Glass (Researcher), Malcolm Combe (University of Aberdeen & Advisor to the Land reform Review Group) & Dr.Calum Macleod (University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences) will form a panel and will be speaking on ‘The environmental implications of redistributive land reform’
The First Minister has told Holyrood that Scotland’s land must be an asset that benefits the many, not the few. Land ownership is tightly linked to land use and therefore to community identity and survival, economic development and environmental protection. Considering that any process of redistribution will have an impact on these potentially competing aspects, it will have to face claims about which should be prioritised and how. Tellingly, the relevant ministerial role now covers both the environment and land reform, but how do they interact? Where does the environment sit within the contemporary Scottish land reform debate?
This hour panel lecture will start at 6pm and will be followed by a 30 minute discussion and then a reception.
This seminar is free but registering on EVENTBRITE is required to attend.