A Legal Perspective on the Value of Scotland's EU Membership for the Agro Environment

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Abstract

This submission provides legal evidence in support of a positive evaluation of Scotland’s EU membership, in the form of an assessment of the EU’s regime for sustainable agriculture and an assessment of the possible impacts of ‘Brexit’ on the agro environment. Agriculture-focussed Brexit-discussions have emphasised the social and economic worth of the UK and Scotland’s EU membership for the countryside. However, with farmers acting as custodians to around 80% of Scotland’s land surface, their management decisions are of great significance to the state and future of Scotland’s natural heritage. Questions regarding the role of law in fostering and impeding agro environmental stewardship should thus be a part of Scotland’s debates on Brexit and its impacts.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameSCELG Working Paper
PublisherStrathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance
No.5

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alternative agriculture
land surface
agriculture
economics
evaluation
decision
natural heritage

Keywords

  • brexit
  • agriculture
  • agro-environment
  • common agricultural policy
  • EU law

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Geelhoed, M. (2016). A Legal Perspective on the Value of Scotland's EU Membership for the Agro Environment. (pp. 1-7). (SCELG Working Paper; No. 5). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.
Geelhoed, Miranda. / A Legal Perspective on the Value of Scotland's EU Membership for the Agro Environment. Glasgow : University of Strathclyde, 2016. pp. 1-7 (SCELG Working Paper; 5).
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Geelhoed, M 2016 'A Legal Perspective on the Value of Scotland's EU Membership for the Agro Environment' SCELG Working Paper, no. 5, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, pp. 1-7.

A Legal Perspective on the Value of Scotland's EU Membership for the Agro Environment. / Geelhoed, Miranda.

Glasgow : University of Strathclyde, 2016. p. 1-7 (SCELG Working Paper; No. 5).

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