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Motion ref. S5M-23383.4

Declaration of a Nature Emergency - Amendment

Submitted by: Roseanna Cunningham, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

As an amendment to motion S5M-23383 in the name of Mark Ruskell (Declaration of a Nature Emergency), leave out from "therefore declares" to end and insert "calls for the continued treatment of climate change and biodiversity loss on a twin-crises basis as set out in the Scottish Government’s Environment Strategy; believes that restoring nature should be a central component of recovery; welcomes therefore the Scottish Government’s commitment to a green recovery that captures the opportunities of a just transition to net zero, creates good, green jobs and leaves no one behind; further welcomes the advice of the Just Transition Commission and others in this regard; recognises that 34% of Scotland’s waters are already covered by MPAs, including the West of Scotland MPA, which is the largest in European waters and is accepted as ‘internationally significant’ by the Convention on Biological Diversity; further recognises that, while Scotland constitutes only 32% of UK land mass, it accounts for 54% of the UK’s nature-specific protected areas; acknowledges the Scottish Government’s multi-annual commitment of £250 million to restore peatland and commends NatureScot for its contribution to restoration via PeatlandACTION; commends the work of Professor Werritty and the Grouse Moor Management Review Group, and expects the Scottish Government’s response to this imminently, and notes the Scottish Government’s commitment to protect the marine environment and support sustainable growth in fishing and fish farming while maintaining the right balance across Scotland’s economic, environmental and social responsibilities."


Vote

Result 85 for, 35 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  30 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

For
  • Adam Tomkins
  • Alexander Stewart
  • Alison Harris
  • Annie Wells
  • Bill Bowman
  • Brian Whittle
  • Dean Lockhart
  • Donald Cameron
  • Edward Mountain
  • Finlay Carson
  • Gordon Lindhurst
  • Graham Simpson
  • Jackson Carlaw
  • Jamie Greene
  • Jamie Halcro Johnston
  • Jeremy Balfour
  • John Scott
  • Liam Kerr
  • Liz Smith
  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Maurice Corry
  • Maurice Golden
  • Michelle Ballantyne
  • Miles Briggs
  • Murdo Fraser
  • Oliver Mundell
  • Peter Chapman
  • Rachael Hamilton
  • Ruth Davidson
  • Tom Mason
Against
-
Abstained
-
No vote
  • Alexander Burnett

Scottish National Party  55 for, 1 against, 1 abstained, 4 no vote Read more Read less

For
  • Aileen Campbell
  • Alasdair Allan
  • Alex Neil
  • Angus MacDonald
  • Annabelle Ewing
  • Ash Denham
  • Ben Macpherson
  • Bill Kidd
  • Bob Doris
  • Bruce Crawford
  • Christina McKelvie
  • Christine Grahame
  • Clare Adamson
  • Clare Haughey
  • Colin Beattie
  • David Torrance
  • Emma Harper
  • Fiona Hyslop
  • Fulton MacGregor
  • Gail Ross
  • George Adam
  • Gil Paterson
  • Gillian Martin
  • Gordon MacDonald
  • Graeme Dey
  • Humza Yousaf
  • Ivan McKee
  • James Dornan
  • Jamie Hepburn
  • Jenny Gilruth
  • Joe FitzPatrick
  • John Mason
  • John Swinney
  • Kate Forbes
  • Keith Brown
  • Kenneth Gibson
  • Kevin Stewart
  • Linda Fabiani
  • Mairi Gougeon
  • Maree Todd
  • Maureen Watt
  • Michael Matheson
  • Michael Russell
  • Paul Wheelhouse
  • Richard Lochhead
  • Richard Lyle
  • Rona Mackay
  • Roseanna Cunningham
  • Sandra White
  • Shirley-Anne Somerville
  • Shona Robison
  • Stewart Stevenson
  • Stuart McMillan
  • Tom Arthur
  • Willie Coffey
Against
  • Joan McAlpine
Abstained
  • Ruth Maguire
No vote
  • Angela Constance
  • Fergus Ewing
  • Jeane Freeman
  • Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish Liberal Democrats  0 for, 5 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
  • Alex Cole-Hamilton
  • Beatrice Wishart
  • Liam McArthur
  • Mike Rumbles
  • Willie Rennie
Abstained
-
No vote
-

Scottish Labour  0 for, 22 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
  • Alex Rowley
  • Anas Sarwar
  • Claire Baker
  • Claudia Beamish
  • Colin Smyth
  • Daniel Johnson
  • David Stewart
  • Elaine Smith
  • Iain Gray
  • Jackie Baillie
  • James Kelly
  • Johann Lamont
  • Lewis Macdonald
  • Mark Griffin
  • Mary Fee
  • Monica Lennon
  • Neil Bibby
  • Neil Findlay
  • Pauline McNeill
  • Rhoda Grant
  • Richard Leonard
  • Sarah Boyack
Abstained
-
No vote
  • Jenny Marra

Scottish Green Party  0 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
  • Alison Johnstone
  • Andy Wightman
  • John Finnie
  • Mark Ruskell
  • Patrick Harvie
  • Ross Greer
Abstained
-
No vote
-

Independent  0 for, 1 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
  • Mark McDonald
Abstained
-
No vote
  • Derek Mackay

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
-
Abstained
-
No vote
  • Ken Macintosh

Related motion

Motion ref. S5M-23383

Declaration of a Nature Emergency

Submitted by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date lodged: Monday, November 16, 2020

Supported by: Alison Johnstone
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Result 87 for, 33 against, 2 abstained, 7 no vote Vote Passed